As frightening as the reports of home invasions are, the one below is another example where the homeowner was able to stop the crime by shooting the suspect.

Hillsborough County, Florida police are on the search for one of the suspects in a violent home invasion that ended with the death of another suspect who had entered a home in Lithia, Florida.

It all started with a 911 call by neighbors to report a break-in next door around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Police officers arrived on the scene to see a suspect dead in a ditch on the side of the road. The second suspect had escaped and is still missing.

Lithia News reports that the homeowners, a man and a woman,  told police that the two men broke into their home and then made demands. The man was attacked by the two suspects who had entered the home.  He was pistol-whipped and was being beaten when the woman bravely stepped in.

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She grabbed a gun and shot one of the two suspects:

Fox 13 News reports: “During that incident, the female homeowner retrieved a firearm which was in the house legally and fired one round which struck the male victim…that was deceased in the ditch behind me,” said Frank Losat, with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspects ran out of the house.

One suspect was found dead in the ditch outside the home and the second is missing.

Authorities are still looking for the second suspect.

Another recent home invasion where the homeowner shot the intruders:

A Georgia homeowner wasn’t messing around when three teens in masks tried to rob him and two others around 4 a.m. in what appears to be an attempted home invasion and robbery according to authorities.
According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, the teenagers walked up to the man’s home in Conyers, Georgia wearing masks.

The three teens, ages 15, 16 and 16, “attempted to rob three individuals in the front yard” of the home.

When one of the teens “brandished a gun and fired shots” at the people in the yard, a victim of the attempted robbery fired back at the three teens. One of the teens died at the scene, but the other two died at the hospital.

The local sheriff said that when the deputies arrived, one teen was right at the street and the driveway while another was “a little bit down the street.”

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the sheriff said that this case could be a “stand-your-ground” case after interviews with the three people who were being robbed and shot back.

Brian Jenkins retold his version of what happened:

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