Melbourne homeowner shot intruder, police say

Man's wife, baby uninjured in home invasion

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A man home with his wife and baby shot and injured one of at least three intruders who broke into his Melbourne house, police said.

The home invasion occurred late Wednesday night at 2700 Pepper Avenue.

According to Melbourne police, three or four males -- in their teens or early 20s -- broke into the home and tried to rob the family.

The homeowner, however, shot at the intruders, striking one of them in the arm, police said.

The family's dog was also injured, but no one else was hurt, police said.

The suspected intruder who was shot was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Police identified two of the intruders as Bobby Culler and Leonard Valentine.  Culler, who was shot, was arrested on charges of having an outstanding warrant.  Valentine faces charges of armed burglary and violation of probation.

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