For the second day in a row, a South Florida resident stood his ground and shot someone trying to break into a home, police said. One man died. The other is clinging to life.
Early Tuesday morning, as a man was banging on the front door of a North Miami-Dade home, Warren Cespedes grabbed his gun, gave warning, then fired twice through the door, sources said.
A man who had driven up to the home at 14240 NW Second Ave. in a red car just before 5:30 a.m. was knocking heavily and the family believed he was trying to get inside. The noise awoke Cespedes, his wife Jessica Bustamante and their two sons, ages 5 and 9.
“They were sleeping at the time. I believe two shots were fired,” said family attorney Michael Grieco. “They did not recognize this guy. They both have concealed weapons permits.”
Police haven’t named the would-be intruder. They said the 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.