A Florida man fatally shot an intruder early Tuesday morning in the Lynn Haven home he shares with his wife and child, Bay County Sheriff’s deputies told WMBB-TV.
What are the details?
Around 6 a.m. the wife told her husband about the intruder inside their home in the 1400 block of North Bay Drive, the station said.
The sheriff's office said the intruder was a male.
With that, the husband grabbed a gun and confronted the intruder, WMBB added.
Deputies told the station that amid an altercation between the husband and the intruder, the husband fatally shot the man.
The husband and wife and their child are all safe, deputies noted the WMBB.
The sheriff's office added that they are investigating the shooting — but officials told WMBB in a separate story that the homeowner acted in self-defense, and no charges have been filed in the case.
A WMBB reporter said in a video about the incident that the husband reportedly shot the intruder twice.
In addition, the sheriff's office added that it doesn't appear that any other person was involved in the incident, and there is no danger to other neighborhood residents.
Who was the alleged intruder?
The alleged intruder has been identified as 23-year-old Aaron Mravic-Lollie, WMBB noted.
Investigators said the homeowner did not know Mravic-Lollie, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the station added.
How are folks reacting?
Commenters sounded off underneath the Facebook post from the sheriff's office about the incident and seemed decidedly relieved and pleased that the homeowner exercised his Second Amendment rights. The following are but a few takes:
- "PSA — some of us understand the Castle laws and how to castle up," one commenter wrote. "For the crooks ... make better choices. If you don't, chances are you are not going to get the outcome you had hoped for."
- "Another good 2nd Amendment story!" another commenter said.
- "The libturd Dumocrats will try to have this homeowner charged, but thankfully that won't happen because we live in FLORIDA where common sense prevails and libturdism doesn't prevail!!" another commenter declared.
- "It doesn't sound like the suspicious stranger will be back for another surprise visit," another commenter stated.
(H/T: The Police Tribune)
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