Off Duty FL Cop Shoots and Kills Registered Sex Offender Who Broke Into His Girlfriend’s Home
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An off-duty Citrus County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an intruder in his girlfriend’s home on Tuesday.
The intruder broke into the home while the deputy and his girlfriend were inside.
A confrontation between the deputy and intruder ensued. At some point the altercation became physical and ended when the deputy fired his gun, striking the suspect in the chest.
The suspect was pronounced dead upon arrival at an area hospital.
Police say the deputy knew the suspect, who was a registered sex offender. Police did not say if the deputy knew the intruder personally or professionally.