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.
Homeowner says "They messed with the wrong house." @ActionNewsJax— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) March 12, 2018
The homeowner told Action News Jax that the two men put a gun to his face and forced him inside his living room.
Police say 2 ‘young’ suspects with firearm tried to force their way into h home Thumper St. when man inside opened door. Resident pulled out his own gun and fired hitting at least 1 suspect. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/CrzHsdVSnm— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) March 12, 2018
Homeowner says he used his .380 that was in his pocket, he then found his Glock, and told the suspects "I have a big gun now." The two suspects ran, jumping out of the 2nd story of his home. @ActionNewsJax at 5:00— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) March 12, 2018
"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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