From Jacksonville’s FirstCoastNews.com of December 29, 2005
Man Shoots Suspect in Home InvasionFrom Jacksonville’s News4Jax.com of January 4, 2006
Police say a suspect was shot early Thursday morning by a man who was protecting his home and his pregnant wife.
Police are calling it a home invasion robbery.
A 17-year-old boy is in police custody, while his brother is in the hospital in critical condition.
The two men allegedly parked their vehicle a few hundred yards from a home near a row of trees in MacClenny. They turned off the electricity to the home and unplugged the phone connection.
Police say the suspects then walked up to the home and stole an anchor that was inside of a boat in a shed. They say the pair then used it to break the glass door in the back of the home.
According to a police report, the owner of the home heard a noise and grabbed his gun from inside the house. Police say he stayed upstairs in the bedroom with his wife who is pregnant.
The suspect then allegedly walked up the stairs to the bedroom with a flashlight and opened the bedroom door. That's when, police say, the victim fired his gun and shot the suspect.
Officers arrived on the scene as the 17-year old was running to his vehicle. He is now in police custody.
Police are investigating whether the suspect ever fired his gun inside the home. He is in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville.
Baker County Man Shot During Home Invasion Dies
The Macclenny man shot by a homeowner during what Baker County authorities said was a home invasion robbery last week has died.
Richard Munoz, 23, was shot early Thursday morning as he entered the homeowners' bedroom, Sheriff Joey Dobson said. Munoz died three days later at Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center.
According to Dobson, Munoz had a gun, loaded and cocked, when he was shot.
Munoz' 17-year-old brother, who was arrested while running away from the same house, remains jailed on charges of home invasion, burglary and aggravated assault. The state attorney's office could charge him as an adult.
According to the police report, the younger brother told investigators: "Me and Richard were just riding around and Richard told me he wanted to go break into somebody's home."