A homeowner armed with an AR-15 killed two of four intrusion suspects in Summerfield, Florida Wednesday night, one of whom was wearing a horror movie mask, deputies said.
The home invasion happened at a home in the 14,900 block of SE 32nd Court Road around 8:20 p.m.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found one of the intruders, 21-year-old Keith Jackson Jr., who was wearing a “Jason” mask, dead on the dining room floor.
Another intruder, 22-year-old Nigel Doyle, and the homeowner were found suffering from gunshot wounds, according to officials. Jackson later died, according to deputies.
The homeowner, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, was in stable condition Thursday afternoon. He was found with an AR-15 rifle next to his legs, ClickOrlando reported.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, two other robbery suspects — Robert John Hamilton, 19, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22 — were located nearby after the home invasion. Rodriguez was arrested on charges of murder and home invasion robbery with a firearm. Hamilton faces home invasion robbery with a firearm.
As for the homeowner, officials said there are no charges against him and nothing prevents him from owning guns.
The homeowner said a suspect allegedly knocked on his front door, feigning car trouble and asking for help. He told the individual he could not help and closed the door. A short time later he said he was awakened by a loud noise as the suspects allegedly made entry.
He grabbed his AR-15, which was near his bed, and said gunfire immediately began to be exchanged.