Intruder shot during fierce fight in Orange County home, deputies say
Deputies investigate home invasion near Gotha
GOTHA, Fla. – An intruder was shot late Wednesday in a fierce struggle with a resident during an Orange County home invasion, sheriff's deputies said.
The home invasion shooting was reported at 11:42 p.m. on Furlong Way near Gotha.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the 26-year-old victim said someone entered his home and a struggle ensued.
The victim said he fiercely fought with the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, which fired and struck the intruder, according to deputies.
The 26-year-old climbed through a side window and called for help from a nearby home, officials said.
The intruder was found lying on the floor with serious injuries, deputies said. The intruder was taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said.
The 26-year-old was not injured.
No other details have been released.
A violent home invasion in Orange County leaves a suspect in the hospital. @OrangeCoSheriff tell us it happened late last night on Furlong Way. The victim inside the home made it out okay. We are live at 5:30 am @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/BYZWseUP3M— Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) October 25, 2018
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