Crime

Man surprised by burglars in Redland home, kills one, wounds the other

One man is dead and another in stable condition at the hospital, after a 77-year-old man found them in his Redland home, grabbed his gun, and fired and struck them both, police said.

Little information was available Monday evening. Police didn’t have a name for either of the shooting victims, or an age for the dead man. They said the man wounded and transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center is 25.

“The victim armed himself after a confrontation, discharged his firearm at the subjects striking both of them,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Romelio Martinez.

The shooting happened at about 1:30 p.m. on a well-kept property in a farmland community at 27000 SW 189th Ave. The home could barely be seen from Southwest 272nd Street, where police cordoned off the roadway to block entrance. The home, just 10 blocks west of Krome Avenue, sits among a row of homes facing a canal.

Miami-Dade property records show the home is owned by Robert Drayton. Police believe he was home alone when the shooting took place. Police don’t expect any charges to be filed against the shooter. Charges are pending for the man who survived the gunfire. Florida law allows for a murder charge against someone convicted of a felony if someone dies during the incident.

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