Homeowner opens fire on burglary suspects
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A homeowner opened fire on two men who broke into his home on the Westside today.
The incident happened on Gasparilla Park Court, just east of Townsend Road and Blanding Boulevard.
Police say the homeowner was sleeping when the sound of breaking glass woke him up. Police say he fired between nine and 14 shots at the suspects.
The suspects ran from the home. Police aren't sure if the suspects were hit.
Police believe the suspects were in their late teens or early 20s.
Authorities say the homeowner was within his rights to defend his home with gunfire.
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