From WFTV of July 25, 2009
Would-Be Robber Shot and Killed
Orange County Sheriff's deputies say a robbery victim turned the tables on two robbery suspects.
“I was in my bedroom sleeping and all of a sudden I heard a pow, pow, pow,” said eyewitness Barry Quintin.
Deputies say Miguel Jimenez was walking into his apartment at Villa Tuscany near Ocoee when 18-year-old Andri Benjamin ran up, put a gun in his face and tried to rob him.
But Jimenez was carrying a loaded revolver and a concealed weapons permit to go along with it.
He pulled his gun out and shot Benjamin several times, killing him.
Neighbor Barry Quintin says his roommate opened their front door moments after the shooting.
“We saw the person laying down on the ground and I was like shut the damn door, and he's like, he's bleeding, and I'm like shut the door and call 911,” said Quintin.
Deputies rushed to the scene while Jimenez was holding the second suspect at gunpoint.
Now there are questions about the safety at the apartment complex.
“Villa Tuscany has to beef up their security because we don't have any security here. The only security we have is the gates up front and obviously that's not good enough, said resident Harvey Vives.
Quintin says he understands his neighbor was just protecting himself.
But he wishes it didn't have to come to such a violent and deadly ending.
“It's just a little too much.”