Florida Man Saves Family Returning Home, Shoots Intruder

posted on January 11, 2017

When a Sarasota family returned from a short trip and opened the front door, something just didn’t seem right. They noticed moved, misplaced and used items. Then they saw the intruder—who suddenly charged the homeowner swinging a baseball bat. 

Fortunately for the family, the homeowner was carrying his gun. During the struggle, he fired at the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Glenn Edward Oliver, fatally wounding him. Oliver, who had broken into the residence through a window, had been waiting for the family to come home.   

Florida police told CBS 10 News that Oliver had a widespread history of criminal activity, and had just been released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery and carjacking. Investigators reported the shooting was in self-defense, so the homeowner will not face charges.

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