- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has shot and wounded an unarmed 16-year-old boy he says had been stealing a television from his neighbor’s home.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports the man was out walking with his wife Tuesday near their Grand Island area home when he saw the teen in his neighbor’s backyard. The man told deputies he armed himself and went to investigate. He said he saw the teen heaving the television out a broken window.

The man says he told the teen to stop and get on the ground. He says the teen charged him, prompting him to fire one shot at the boy.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://goo.gl/QloaCu ) reports that the teen was airlifted to an Orlando hospital. He was listed in stable condition.

A sheriff’s office spokesman says no criminal charges were expected against the shooter. It wasn’t clear if the teen would be facing charges for the alleged home invasion.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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