Orlando homeowner shoots intruder who broke in while girl was alone, police say

Culprit taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries

Orlando homeowner shoots intruder who broke in while girl was alone, police say
Orlando homeowner shoots intruder who broke in while girl was alone, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. – A homeowner shot an intruder who broke into a home while their daughter was home alone Thursday afternoon, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The shooting was reported around 5:40 p.m. on Lake Arnold Place off Primrose Drive in the Lake Como neighborhood.

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Police said the teen girl called their parents and said someone had broken into their home. Neighbors also noticed that a man in his 30s or 40s was acting strangely and called 911, records show.

That man was confronted by the homeowner, who returned home and shot the intruder as officers were arriving, according to an Orlando police news release. When police arrived the man was lying on the ground inside the home with a single gunshot wound, authorities said.

Orlando homeowner shoots intruder who broke in while girl was alone, police say
Orlando homeowner shoots intruder who broke in while girl was alone, police say

The intruder was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police later identified the suspect as David Havens, 53. He is charged with burglary of an occupied structure and criminal mischief.

Authorities said the homeowner will not be charged for the shooting.