Friday, January 05, 2018

FL: Gunfight, Armed Burglar Killed, 70-Year-Old Defender Wounded

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An intruder was killed by a 70-year-old homeowner Wednesday afternoon during what deputies believe was an armed burglary, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators said that two men kicked in the door of a home on Murcott Circle near Old Winter Garden Road at about 5 p.m.

"We believe their intent was to commit an armed burglary of the residence," Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williamson said. "Unbeknownst to them, the resident of the home was inside."

The 70-year-old victim, who was later identified as Juan Jose Carraballo, was armed and opened fire on the intruders, deputies said.

One of the would-be burglars was killed, Williamson said.

One of the two men returned fire, hitting the Carraballo, who was later found by his wife outside the home, deputies said.

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