Surveillance footage showed an unidentified man, 54, breaking into a Florida home while yelling expletives at a woman (Pictures: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)
A man who was reportedly en route to an anger management class instead broke into a woman’s home and was fatally shot by her after allegedly charging at her with a knife.
Surveillance footage shows the unidentified 54-year-old man at the porch of the home using his legs to stomp at the door while yelling, ‘you wanna f***ing play?’ and ‘f***ing b****’. When the door budges, the man enters and can be heard screaming, ‘let’s f***ing play, let’s f***ing play’.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance complaint of someone being shot at the 8400 block of James Taylor Lane late afternoon on Tuesday. At the scene, deputies found the man dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, the sheriff’s office in Florida stated in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
‘The residents inside the home told investigators the man kicked in the front door, once inside he armed himself with a knife, yelling he was there to harm his children’s mother,’ the sheriff’s office wrote.
‘Armed with a knife, he went room to room searching and threatening the occupants who had retreated to a bedroom in the rear of the house. He then confronted a female in the rear bedroom, who, fearing for her life, shot the man twice.’
The man was on his way to anger management treatment and had an active domestic violence injunction on his file, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities do not intend to press charges on the woman who shot him.
‘Florida State Statute allows people to take reasonable steps to protect themselves from harm. You can see from the video; his demeanor and intent were clear,’ the sheriff’s office stated, adding it ‘will defend a person’s right to reasonably protect themselves against harm, even with the use of deadly force’.
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