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WJXT, Jacksonville, Fla. 09/14/11

Friday, September 16, 2011

Two burglars in Jacksonville, Fla. picked the wrong house to rob when they attempted to break into the Murray Hill neighborhood home of a former marine and current gun range employee. After hearing the sound of breaking glass, the homeowner retrieved a shotgun and went to investigate. Upon finding the pair of criminals, the homeowner opened fire, striking one intruder in the hand and the other in the head and neck. The burglars fled the scene, but were captured nearby after pleading with a resident to call for medical attention. Neighbors have been supportive of the homeowner’s actions, with one stating, “He’s a hero in my book, and always will be. He just wants everybody to leave so he can come back and get to his normal life.” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Lonnie Mills, noted that charges for the homeowner are unlikely and that “It appears that the homeowner was defending his house.”

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