• Search for suspect in home invasion in west Jacksonville


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - More: JSO: Jacksonville home invasion stopped when resident pulls gun

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they are searching for an armed suspect that broke into a westside home on Monday afternoon.

    The homeowner told police that two men forced their way into his home on Thumper Street with guns. 

    The homeowner told Action News Jax that the two men put a gun to his face and forced him inside his living room.

    "I shot him once, then I got my other gun and said I got a big gun now,' the homeowner said.

    The armed suspects fled the home from the second floor. One suspect was found by a Good Samaritan, Matthew Austin, who didn't know he was helping a home invasion suspect.

    "I was trying to tell him to stay still because of the shrapnel in him but he didn't listen very well," Austin said. 

    The suspect was transported to the hospital. JSO is still searching for the other suspect.

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