When William Losh and his girlfriend approached his cabin in
Lake Wales, Fla., they saw the screen door was damaged. Thinking
someone had broken into his home, Losh picked up his .22-cal.
revolver and began to search the house. He discovered an intruder
hiding in a closet and instructed him to "Freeze and show me your
hands." Losh then told his girlfriend to call the police. The
suspect, James Eugene Birk, initially complied with Losh's orders,
but then began to taunt Losh, saying, "You might as well shoot me,
because I'm not going back to prison." Birk moved his hands down
toward his waist and began moving out of the closet. Afraid that the
intruder was reaching for a weapon, Losh shot Birk three times until
he finally stopped advancing on him. Birk, who was charged with
burglary, property damage and probation violations, has a long
criminal record, according to Polk County law enforcement officials.
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