Thursday, August 06, 2015
Fl: Neighbor Shoots Burglary Suspect who Threw TV, Charged Him
Their alarm increased when the questionable visitor ended up in the backyard of a neighbor's home — the one deputies said he broke into. The husband grabbed a gun and moved in for a closer look inside the home in the Grand Island area between Leesburg and Eustis. As he peered through a broken window, the intruder heaved a television through it.
The alleged burglar — later found to be a 16-year-old boy, apparently unarmed — spotted him and bolted, sheriff's Lt. John Herrell said. The husband ordered the intruder to stop and get on the ground. But the youth, he told police, charged toward him.
That's when the neighbor fired one shot at the boy, who was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center.