Monday, December 05, 2016
FL: Armed Homeowner Shot in Attempted Disarm
Karl Ott, 66, was at his home on Williams Boulevard in Seminole when the intruder forced his way through the back door. “Ott was in his bed asleep when he heard the noise. And at that time he got up and grabbed his handgun to confront the suspect,” Kavontae Smalls with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives said a struggle occurred. During the struggle, the intruder shot Ott in the arm.
At first, Ott told detectives he mistakenly shot himself with his own handgun. Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Ott was shot by the suspect.
The man who broke into Ott’s home took off. It’s unclear whether he ran away or got into a vehicle. Deputies are searching for him.