Homeowner shoots, kills armed intruders; surviving suspect faces murder charges

(Meredith) – Authorities said a Florida homeowner shot three men, killing two of them, after they broke into his home on Friday.

“The victim in this case was exercising his Second Amendment right to protect himself in his home,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.

The break-in happened around midnight in Wesley Chapel, according to the sheriff’s office.

The homeowner told deputies he was playing video games when he heard glass shatter toward the back of his house. He then grabbed a 9mm handgun and walked down a narrow hallway, where he saw the armed intruders.

Nocco said the homeowner opened fire, killing Luis Casado and Khyle Durham, both 21. The homeowner’s gun jammed after he shot a third suspect, identified as 19-year-old Jeremiah Tramel.

Tramel ran out of the house when the homeowner went to grab another gun, Nocco said. But he didn’t get far.

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