Surveillance video shows three armed people trying to break into a Florida home before the resident grabbed a gun and shot at them, according to police.
A Ring security camera caught three men breaking into a Neptune Beach home on Tuesday, followed by the sounds of gunshots being fired at them before they ran away.
“No matter who you are, this is a very scary situation,” said News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson, a former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detective.
“This homeowner realizes he has the right to protect himself, and he pulls out his gun, and he begins to fire,” Jefferson said. “He’s well within justification to do that.”
Police said one suspect was shot in the chest and taken to a hospital, while the other two are still on the loose. Authorities have leads on tracking down the other suspects based on security footage of them jumping into getaway cars. The homeowner is not facing any charges.