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Resident shoots intruder climbing through window, deputies say

Orange County deputies investigate shooting in Pine Hills

Orange County Sheriff's Office cruiser.
Orange County Sheriff's Office cruiser.

PINE HILLS, Fla. – A man climbing through a window into an Orange County apartment was shot and wounded by a resident, deputies said.

The shooting was reported at 1:54 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Pine Hills Road in Pine Hills.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the home and the resident said he saw a man climbing through a window. The resident fired at the suspected burglar, who was apprehended by deputies, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The man who was shot was taken to a hospital for treatment.

He was identified Monday as 37-year-old Jose Carlos Ramirez Chavez. He’s facing a charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling.


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