Homeowner found justified in fatal shooting of intruder
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was found justified in the fatal shooting of an armed intruder who forced his way into his home.
The Pensacola News Journal reports the state attorney’s office determined the homeowner reasonably believed his family was in danger when 39-year-old Marcus Indigo Mulinix tried to force his way into the home on Oct. 21.
Prosecutors said Mulinix was screaming and twisting the front door knob trying to get inside. The homeowner got his rifle, went out the back door and walked to the front yard while his mother called 911. He saw that Mulinix had gotten the door part-way open.
Records say when the homeowner yelled at him, the man raised a baseball bat and approached him. That’s when the homeowner shot him in the chest.