(TotalConservative.com) – A trio of would-be home invaders ended up with more than they bargained for when they broke into a Florida home and caught a barrage of bullets in the process. That homeowner chose to exercise his Second Amendment rights and defend himself with lethal force. One of the intruders was killed, and the other two were arrested following the attempted burglary.
The incident took place in the town of New Port Richey, on Friday, October 28th, just after 2 p.m. Authorities with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said that three males attempted to gain entry to a house. Two of the three were shot shortly thereafter, one died while the second was able to make it to a hospital where he was arrested. The third man was arrested later, though police did not describe the circumstances.
Schools were placed on lockdowns as a result of the shooting, they were close enough to hear the sound of gunfire at the time. The Sheriff’s Office did not name the suspects or victim. They also did not explain whether the homeowner was clear of any wrongdoing. The investigation is ongoing.
Florida does have strong castle doctrine which confers self-defense rights, including the right to use lethal force, when criminals attempt to invade private property. Criminals who attempt to break into and enter homes in Florida should be aware that they face the threat of deadly force and residents do not have a duty to retreat.
The two survivors will likely face criminal charges and time in prison if convicted. As crime continues to rise across the country, gun sales are soaring with individuals eager to protect themselves and their loved ones.
A similar shooting from 2022 was not prosecuted after a man escaped from home invaders and shot at them from another room in the home after acquiring a firearm. Sheriff Chip Simmons said that the homeowner would “absolutely not” be charged due to the fact he was protecting himself. He said that was perfectly legal in his county in Florida.
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