Florida Homeowner Guns Down Home Invasion Suspect

A home invasion suspect was shot and killed by an armed homeowner in Lakeland, Florida on New Year's Day.

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An attempted home invasion in central Florida on New Year’s Day ended in the shooting death of the suspect.

According to WTSP, 24-year-old Chevez Antwann Fiason forced his way into a home located at 2235 Chestnut Hills Drive in Lakeland. He was armed, but unfortunately for him, the homeowner managed to grab a gun as well.

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Fiason opened fire on two people before he was shot and killed by the homeowner.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident, but based on what is known thus far, it appears unlikely that the homeowner will be charged.

“Forcing your way into an occupied residence is a bold and foolish decision. If you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.

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“I was surprised, the first day of the year and to see the crime unit, CSI,” neighbor Virgil Grimes said. “I was surprised because this is a good neighborhood.”

As WTSP notes, Fiason has a rap sheet that includes arrests for violent crimes. He was released from state prison in March 2o15.

[h/t to NRA News]

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