Florida Woman Shoots Home Burglar Dead After He Tries Smashing Her Home Window With Tire Iron

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sheriff says shooting appears to be 'perfectly legal'

ABOVE VIDEO: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is discussing a fatal shooting on Ellie Rd in unincorporated Auburndale.

POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – A Florida woman shot and killed a man who returned to her home after an argument early Saturday and tried to use a tire iron to smash his way inside, authorities said.

The shooting happened just after 6 a.m. in an unincorporated area of Auburndale in Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference. Judd said it appeared the “shooter was perfectly legal to defend her home from a burglar.”

“You have a right to protect yourself in your home and be free from home invaders, armed burglars, and certainly he was armed with a tire iron and making an attempt to come in through the window,” Judd said. “She stopped him. She stopped him permanently.”

The homeowner and the suspect were known to each other, the sheriff said. They had gone out the night before to a pool hall in Lakeland with another man and a woman who was the suspect’s live-in girlfriend. The group of four returned to the woman’s home around 4 a.m. after stopping at a liquor store for a bottle of whiskey.

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