Woman Opens Fire On Home Invaders, Police Find One Dead In Nearby Ditch

A Florida homeowner fatally shot one of two home intruders who broke in and pistol-whipped her spouse on Wednesday.

Lithia, FL – A woman opened fire on two suspects who broke into her home on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred in the 100-block of Old Welcome Road at approximately 9 p.m. on Oct. 30, Spectrum News reported.

The homeowners – a woman and a man – were inside the home when two suspects forced their way inside and “made demands of them,” Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Major Frank Losat told the Tampa Bay Times.

The attackers began pistol whipping and striking the male, so the woman grabbed her legally-owned firearm and discharged a single round.

The bullet hit one of the suspects, and deputies later found him dead in a nearby ditch, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The second attacker escaped in a vehicle, and has not yet been apprehended by the authorities.

Police were searching for the suspect using K9s and an aviation unit, but it was unclear whether or not his identity was known to the authorities.

“I would encourage if any of the neighbors see any suspicious vehicles or anybody walking around the neighborhood that they do not recognize to please call 911,” Maj. Losat told Spectrum News. "Do not approach this person, as they might be armed. If any vehicles are sitting in your driveway that does not look familiar, please call us."

The male homeowner was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Police said that the home invasion was not random, and that they believe the suspects specifically targeted the couple.

“It’s a little bit scary knowing it’s so close to home,” neighbor Ginger Akins told WTVT. “They’re on my same easement.”

“For the most part, you never have any problems,” Akins added.

Comments (31)
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Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

On a day he thought he was s tough cookie, the perps end-of-day transaction record showed him to be minus a wasted life, but in credit for soiled underwear, what with that stand-up female taking the opportunity to scare the shit out of him......whilst turning him into landfill.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Nice work lady - one less thug in the world. More range time and next one could be a two-fer!

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Chalk one up for the 2nd Amendment!

5150
5150

Charge him for littering. Not cool to throw garbage in the ditch like that.

Texaslawman
Texaslawman

Hmmm they targeted the residence. Why?

AUtigerfan
AUtigerfan

He needs to straighten his life out or he'll end up dead in a ditch some day....

Guess that advice didn't take. 😁

Janken
Janken

I wish all the invaders die

Bonneville Kid
Bonneville Kid

One round, one kill! Good shooting my dear!

CinGuz
CinGuz

Justice served.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good Shooting lady Charles Bronson will be proud of you

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I love BLM stories with a happy ending

LEO0301
LEO0301

I can't figure out of the guys in the sporty red and black suits are police officers or medics. Not sure I've ever seen anyone in law enforcement wearing something like that.

Number1shaul
Number1shaul

Aren't you glad francis is no longer in the political race? Great job folks defending yourself 👍👍

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

good shootin'

Raymelson
Raymelson

Good job Lady I down I to go

Walker10
Walker10

Good shot momma!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Where does the blood trail start? Trust, but verify -- you all know the drill, LEOs!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

After this story and another video of a woman with no weapons experience accurately firing an AR-15, I may purchase one.