OK With The AK – Man Not Charged For Firing At Home Invaders

Eric Scheiner | July 12, 2022
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A Florida homeowner will not be charged after firing an AK-47 style rifle at three men accused of home invasion, because the incident is being considered a “Stand Your Ground” case.

Authorities say three men entered a house just before midnight on July 7th.  One of them had a gun, while another suspect took the homeowner’s gun.

The homeowner then retrieved an “AK-47” style gun from a back room and started firing it and the suspects ran away. 

WKRG reports:

Shortly after the home invasion, a call came in about a man shot in the head. That man has not been identified as a suspect yet. Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said his deputies went to interview him.

‘The stories that he’s giving us…as to how he got shot in the head are inconsistent at best,’ said Simmons. ‘In short, we don’t believe him. So what we’re looking at is to determine if this is the third person involved.’

Officials have identified the other two suspects as Antonio Dean Jr. and Da’Torrance Hackworth.

Related: Texas Dad Shoots Teenage Attempted Robbers Who Threatened His Kids

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law for self defense was passed in 2005.

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