A South Florida homeowner warded off a would-be teen burglar Monday afternoon.
Miami-Dade police say the homeowner confronted a potential burglar Monday afternoon by shooting him twice sending the juvenile to the hospital. The teen was shot in the leg and was taken to Miami Children's Hospital. The teen is expected to survive.
Police say the events that led to the shooting began shortly before 2 p.m. on the 26200 block of Southwest 128th Court in Cutler Bay.
That's when the homeowner heard a noise and armed himself with a gun. He was confronted by two juveniles and told police that he feared for his life and opened fire twice, striking one of the two male teens.
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Police say they were able to arrest all three suspected burglars. One of the juveniles, police said, was not within earshot of the homeowner because he was serving as a lookout.