MAYPORT, Fla.-- Police are calling it a burglary in broad daylight, but they say the burglar didn't make it out with anything, not even his life.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tells Action News that a Cypress Cove homeowner's son shot and killed the intruder. The early morning racket woke up neighbor Michael Goulet, who lives just two doors down.
"I think it must have been the window breaking that woke me up."
Goulet says neighbors saw suspicious activity in their yards shortly before shots were fired.
"There were two guys in hoodies back there," said Goulet.
Neighbors like Cathy Fraunhoffer say the incident has encouraged her to invest in a firearm.
"I don't keep a gun in my home. I'm considering getting one if this keeps up," she said.
She says her once-peaceful neighborhood is growing dangerous.
"We've had some cars broken into at night because there's a lot of people walking the streets at 2 or 3 a.m.," she said.
As police continue to investigate how and why this burglar broke into the home, they're also questioning the man who lives there who killed him.
"He's just in our custody now for investigative purposes, and we're at the very beginning stages of this," said Sgt. Michael Paul with JSO homicide.
So far police say no charges have been brought against the shooter.