Homeowner shoots and kills intruder, 1 at large
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police said two men broke into a home and the homeowner shot and killed one of them, late Monday night. The other remains at large.
More than 12 hours later, police remain on scene, investigating what happened at about 11:05 p.m., Monday, at a complex on Northeast Eighth Court and 209th Terrace.
Jerome Irving, a resident who lives nearby, noticed the crime scene. "I thought that it was that something pretty bad that went down when I see all the [crime scene] tape and police cars," he said.
Resident Arthur Li heard the shooting. "I was outside hanging around, and then I heard a couple gunshots, and I saw a couple of people looking and seeing what's going on; nobody knew."
Investigators said a home invasion led to the shooting. They said a 19-year-old male homeowner shot and killed the 22-year-old intruder. The intruder's accomplice fled the scene. "I think I heard several shots, like six or seven, possibly eight." said Li. "I don't know; they were just quick."
Some who live in the neighborhood call it a nice area. However, Irving said, bad things can happen anywhere. "I'm one that's been around for awhile, and I know things are gonna happen, and it will get worse. It only gets worse."
Police are now searching for the second subject. If you have any information on this home invasion, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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