Home Invaders Shot, Stabbed by Residents
Posted on: 2007-06-28 21:09:20
"All that we know for sure is that we have one black male suspect that has been shot and killed, and one man who's been stabbed and fled the residence," Orange County sheriff's Cmdr. Tom Cockriel said.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An alleged home invader was shot and killed and another was stabbed early Thursday morning when six victims scattered during the break-in, found stashed weapons and attacked the assailants, according to police.
Orange County sheriff's investigators said at least three people broke into a home located at 2672 Muscatello Street in the Peppermill subdivision, fired a shot into the air and screamed, "We mean business."
Deputies said the victims scattered to safe places in the home where they knew that they had weapons stashed and fought back.
"When I looked over, I was just thinking, 'What do I do to protect myself? What do I do right now? How can I keep them from stealing everything that I have and killing me?'" victim Allen Long, who was punched in the left eye with brass knuckles, said. "I stabbed him in the side with my pocketknife."