Homeowner Shoots Intruder While On the Phone With 911

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A Florida homeowner is safe after defending himself against intruders, fatally wounding one of three men who broke into his home.

The intense and dramatic moments were captured via the call to 911.

Sunrise resident Warren Darlow told police that he witnessed a car pull into his driveway. Three unknown males exited the vehicle and approached the home. According to arrest affidavits, fearing the suspects were going to break into his house, Darlow armed himself with a shotgun.

After loading his weapon Warren called 911 to report his suspicions of the men. While on the phone with the dispatcher the suspects broke a glass door and entered the residence.   Darlow can be heard on the call whispering to the dispatcher, “They’re in my house right now.”

According to the affidavits Darlow told police several times that he “feared for his life.”  The recording reveals that Darlow fired his gun three times at the suspects. The first shot was said to have missed the suspects, however, the second shot made contact. The third shot was made because Warren said an injured male appeared to reach toward something.

Two suspects fled the scene leaving the injured intruder who was critically wounded. The wounded male was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Sunrise: Homeowner kills suspected burglar, police say

Police later captured the fleeing suspects after making a traffic stop of two men who fit the descriptions given by Darlow. Curtis Jefferies, 26, and Jose Coleman, 23, were arrested for homicide-willful kill-murder while engaged in certain felony and burglary-dwelling structure or conveyance armed. No court dates have been set.

Warren Darlow will not face charges for killing the intruder according to the Sunrise Police Department.

H/T:  ABC News

 

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