Resident surprises 2 burglars on Jacksonville’s Westside; 1 dead, another sought
By Dan Scanlan
A man surprised two burglars inside his home in the 6000 block of Park Street and shot at least one of them who died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The Westide resident and Sheriff’s Office both received calls from a security company about 11:40 a.m. that an alarm had been triggered inside the home just west of Ellis Road, Sgt. Steve Rudlaff said. The resident got to his home first and found two men inside.
During the confrontation, the resident shot one of the suspects, the sergeant said. The second intruder left on foot. The men apparently came to the home in a silver four-door sedan, parking it in the carport. The man who was shot was found inside that car. He is believed to be 20 to 30 years old and apparently made it to the car before dying, Rudlaff said.
The other man appeared to be in his 20s and was wearing a blue hoodie and gloves. Police were searching for him with a K-9 officer, helicopter unit and patrol cars, the sergeant said.
Police did not know if the resident was licensed to carry a handgun or how many times the suspect was shot.