[Video] FL Homeowner in Gated Community Shoots 1 of 2 Intruders Armed With a Knife

August 5 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: wptv.com Archive: WebCite.org

This story just goes to show that you can’t rely on living in a fancy gated community to prevent violent crime. Also, the phrase don’t bring a knife to a gunfight comes to mind.

Three men showed up at a home in Wellington, Florida and got into a dispute with the son of the homeowner. When one of the men pulled a knife and threatened the homeowner, the homeowner protected himself and his family.

The homeowner drew a firearm and shot one of the men.

After the shooting started, the three men fled the scene to seek medical treatment for the wounded suspect.

The wounded suspect is being treated at an area hospital. All three suspects were taken into custody and will be facing charges.

It is unclear what, if any, relationship the three suspects may have had with the homeowner and/or his son.

We’ll update this post as more details become available.

This is the 116th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Florida and the 1,250th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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