77-Year-Old Homeowner Kills One Home Invader, Sends Another To The Hospital

An elderly homeowner in the Redland area of Miami was forced to defend himself against two home invaders last week.

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A 77-year-old Miami homeowner shot and killed one home invader and sent another to the hospital last week.

According to NBC 6 South Florida, the incident occurred in the 27000 block of southwest 89th Avenue in Redland. Miami-Dade Police said the two suspects entered the house at around 1 p.m., only to come face-to-face with the armed homeowner.

One suspect was shot in the chest and died at the scene. The second suspect was also shot in the chest and was transported to Kendall Regional Hospital, where, as of last week, he was listed in stable condition.

The homeowner was uninjured during the incident.

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Neighbors told NBC 6 South Florida they are fed up with the recent spate of burglaries in the area.

“You know what, I think it’s good because I’m tired of this. We are not here to you know to kill people, but if you go to my house, I have two kids and if you go to my house, be careful,” Olga Dahl said.

“It’s unexpected, I would never think this would happen… some guy come rob this guy’s house and he died,” added Jean Perez. “I have a feeling this might be the last one because we need to catch the guy, and now somebody died and one injured? I have a feeling this is going to be the last one we have.”

Police are still investigating the shooting. The homeowner will likely not be charged.

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[h/t to http://www.bearingarms.com]

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