[Video] Father Shoots and Kills Career Criminal in Gunfight During Home Invasion

October 22 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
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Source: myfoxtampabay.com Archive: WebCite.org

A Florida father had to use deadly force to defend himself and his 11 year old son from an early morning home invader this week.

Just before 6:00am, Chris Bane heard glass breaking inside of his Sarasota home. He armed himself and went to investigate.

According to My Fox Tampa Bay,

“The burglar fired a shot and the homeowner returned fire, striking and killing the intruder,” said Wendy Rose, a spokesperson for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. “Apparently the homeowner has been the victim of burglary recently so he was on alert, he was on edge, and as soon as he heard glass breaking he armed himself to protect himself and his 11-year-old child who was in the home.”

Rose said Bane’s home had been broken into as recently as Sunday, but deputies aren’t sure if Yoder was involved.

Yoder, 22, has had several run-ins with the law; he’d been arrested at least five times and spent several months in prison.

The homeowner is understandably shaken up. He posted a long message to his Facebook profile about the shooting saying that he did what he had to do and was “not a bad dude”. He is not currently facing charges as the shooting certainly appears to be self defense.

This is the 121st defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state Florida and the 1,324th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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