A homeowner confronted, then shot and killed one of two armed men who had “unlawfully” entered his home.
The incident occurred in Flagler County, Florida, around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports, “Five adults and a 2-year-old were inside the home when the incident unfolded.”
One of the residents, 21-year-old Darien Corbett, said that “he and his roommates were vacuuming a new rug” when he heard someone trying to kick in the front door. Corbett retrieved his handgun and opened the door, only to find himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
Corbett “closed [his] eyes and shot twice,” striking one of the intruders.
FCSO says the man who was shot “died at the scene.” The second intruder fled and “was not located after deputies and a K-9 team searched the area.”
FCSO is not releasing any details on the deceased home intruder, as they are waiting to inform his next of kin. The only detail it has released on the fleeing intruder is gender: male.
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