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Man breaks window after midnight to enter home. But homeowner has a gun — and makes intruder pay the ultimate price.

An elderly female was in the residence at the time

Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

A Florida homeowner told Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies he confronted and shot a man who broke a window in the rear of his Odessa home to gain entry early Thursday morning, WFTS-TV reported.

Responding deputies found an adult man dead in the home, the station said.

History of domestic violence

The homeowner is related to the suspect, and there was a history of domestic violence between the suspect and those living in the home, authorities told WFTS.

There were four adults in the home at the time of the shooting: the homeowner, an elderly female family member, and two friends of the homeowner, the sheriff's office told the station.

The homeowner is cooperating with detectives, there have been no arrests, and the identities of the homeowner and suspect aren't being released yet, WFTS said.

Will the state's Stand Your Ground law apply?

The sheriff's office will consult with the State Attorney's Office to see if Florida's Stand Your Ground law applies in this case, the station said.

The law states that people can use deadly force if they fear their lives are in danger, or if they believe they will suffer great bodily harm — and that they don't have to retreat in such instances.

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