Suspect With Baseball Bat Meets Armed Homeowner, Dies at Scene

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
Sarasota, FL

On Sunday, a homeowner shot and killed a suspect who armed himself with a baseball bat after reportedly being discovered in the home.

The incident occurred in Sarasota, Florida, shortly after 1 pm.

According to the Herald-Tribune, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reported:

The homeowner and his family returned home to find things out of place and were approached by the suspect, identified as Glenn Edward Oliver, 30, inside the house. The alleged burglar retreated to a bedroom and armed himself with a baseball bat, but the homeowner used a gun to shoot and kill Oliver.

Detectives said, “Oliver forced his way into the house through a window while the family was out of town.” The shooting was ruled self-defense and no charges have been filed against the homeowner.

The Sarasota Patch reports that Oliver had an extensive criminal history and had just been released from prison, where he served “a 10-year sentence for robbery with a firearm and carjacking.”

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