[Video] Florida Homeowner Uses AK-47 to Shoot and Kill 1 of 3 Armed Home Invaders

January 6 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: nbcmiami.com Archive: WebCite.org

DAVIE, FL – A homeowner sent two home invasion suspects running and one to the morgue last Thursday night.

According to NBC Miami,

Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

“The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing,” Engle said.

One of the suspects was fatally shot, but the other two escaped.

Police say it does appear the homeowner knew at least one of the suspects, but have not yet released their relationships or identities.

The homeowner was questioned and released by police following the incident. Police say the homeowner is being cooperative in getting the incident sorted out.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the homeowner suffered fairly serious injuries after being pistol whipped by the suspects. He was treated at an area hospital and released.

The media is reporting the gun being used by the homeowner as an AK-47, but we can only assume it’s a civilian, semi-automatic variant of the AK-47 and not a fully automatic rifle.

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