Florida Commissioner Shoots Alleged Intruder in Self-Defense

Avelino Misreal Vasquez-Perez (Manatee County Sheriff's Office)
Manatee County Sheriff's Office

A Florida city commissioner shot and wounded a suspected intruder who tried to enter his home in order to elude police.

The Associated Press reports that the suspect fled a traffic stop, crashed a car, then climbed a fence into Commissioner Brian Williams’ backyard and allegedly broke into his garage.

Williams confronted the intruder, who allegedly tried to push past the commissioner in an attempt to get inside the house. Commissioner Williams shot the suspect twice to thwart entry.

Fox News reports that the suspect, 22-year-old Avelino Misreal Vasquez-Perez, is expected to survive.

Police said Williams will face no charges in the incident because he acted in self-defense.

Williams said, “I am glad that everything turned out the way it did. I guess he is doing OK and we are happy and glad that no one in my family was hurt.”

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