A man in Florida accused of fatally shooting another man inside a home he was burglarizing was shot by a neighbor as he tried to get away, according to reports.
Javier Medina-Tamayo, 20, allegedly shot and killed 38-year-old Enrique Blanco during the Saturday night burglary at the Royal Palm Beach home.
Blanco and his fiancée woke up to the sound of a loud noise coming from the living room. Blanco went to check it out when the fiancée reported hearing another loud noise, then saw him fall to the ground, according to WPLG, which cited a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office probable cause affidavit.
Blanco reportedly said, “They shot me.”
The man’s fiancée, Shakira, then saw a masked gunman enter the kitchen with a gun pointed at her, the station reported, adding that she screamed and begged the suspect not to kill her as she ran out the front door.
A neighbor reportedly heard the commotion, grabbed his gun and went outside to see the gunman getting away on a bicycle. The neighbor then yelled at Medina-Tamayo, who allegedly started shooting at the neighbor. Deputies said the neighbor returned fire, hitting Medina-Tamayo in the leg, WPLG reports.
When deputies arrived to the South Florida home, they found a man dead on the kitchen floor and Medina-Tamayo in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his leg, the station reported.
A Florida man accused of shooting and killing a man while committing a home burglary was reportedly shot by the victim’s neighbor as he tried to get away.
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