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Friday, April 29, 2011

BANG "Stop - or I'll Shoot" Burglar Gets Shot in Face in Tallahassee Last Night

Florida passed a new law two years ago saying you can shoot anyone on your property if you feel threatened. A guy tried it out last night. Here is the story from the police log -

Burglary Suspect Shot by Resident - Then Arrested by TPD

Last night, April 28th, at approximately 10:21 PM, Tallahassee Police Officers responded to the 2400 block of King Street. The resident called 911 to report he confronted a burglar in his home and shot the intruder. While officers were making contact with the victim, another call was received from a resident in the 800 block of Putnam Drive, reporting a man was on the front porch with a gunshot wound. Officers responded to Putnam Drive and contacted the injured person, who had a gunshot wound to the face. He was subsequently identified as Demetry Fain. Officers provided medical treatment until EMS arrived, who then transported Fain to the hospital.

The on-scene investigation determined Fain broke into the victim's home through a window. The resident heard Fain inside the home and retrieved a firearm to protect himself. The victim came face to face with Fain in the hallway of the home, and fearing for his safety, the victim shot Fain. Fain fled the residence and the victim called 911.

Fain has been charged with Burglary of an Occupied Structure. His injuries are not life threatening. He is currently at the hospital, but will be transported to the Leon County Jail upon his discharge. The victim was not injured during this incident.

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