A Florida homeowner shot and killed two of three suspected armed robbers who tried to break into his home early Friday morning, according to authorities.
Jeremiah Trammel, 19, was shot after his accomplices, Luis Casado, 21, and Khyle Durham, 21, had already been shot dead during the alleged break-in.
The person who shot the men was the homeowner, who reportedly is a self described gun enthusiast.
According to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco, the homeowner was playing video games alone when he heard glass shatter in the back of his house.
Deputies said the homeowner grabbed a gun and saw the first suspect down a long hallway wearing a dark ski mask and dark clothing and pointing a gun at him.
The homeowner fired and the suspect went down, according to PCSO (Pasco County Sheriff's Office) .
That’s when the victim saw a second suspect down the same hallway pointing a gun at him, so he fired again. At some point, a suspect fired his gun, Nocco said. When the second suspect went down, the victim saw a third suspect down the hallway, so he fired again and the suspect fell.
“This victim exercised their Second Amendment right. Second Amendment allows you to protect yourself by carrying and bearing arms. In his home he protected himself,” Sheriff Nocco said.
As for what led up to the shooting, the homeowner told law enforcement he was a gun enthusiast who posts pictures of his firearms to social media. He believes his house may have been targeted for that reason.
WTSP has video of the Sheriff Nocco giving the details on how events played out.
The third suspect, Trammel, escaped outside but was held by another armed neighbor until police arrived around 1 A.M.
Trammel was treated at an area hospital and now faces second-degree murder charges because he was committing a felony in which two people died.