Police: Federal agent fatally shoots intruder in her home
MIAMI (AP) — Police say a federal agent has fatally shot an intruder inside her home near Miami.
The Miami Herald reports that the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. Monday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the shooter was 55-year-old Maria Otero, the branch chief of the agency’s Miami office.
Miami-Dade police say 28-year-old Robert Young III smashed in a glass sliding door at Otero’s home in Pinecrest. Detectives didn’t immediately know whether Young was armed, but Florida’s self-defense law generally permits deadly force against any intruder.
A police spokesman says there’s no immediate indication that Young targeted Otero. Young has a lengthy criminal history, including a 2013 grand theft conviction.