Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

A homeowner shot and killed a man who he said was attempting to burglarize his Cocoa home, officials said.Police received a call from the homeowner around noon Wednesday.Officials said the homeowner told them a person in black and wearing a mask broke out a window at the back of the house in an attempt to get inside.The homeowner said he fired a gun at the person climbing into his home, causing the burglar to fall back outside, deputies said.Officials said when they got to the home on Brophy Boulevard, a man was found dead in the backyard.The homeowner’s stepfather Clarence Patterson spoke with WESH 2 News about the incident.”(My stepson) saw one of them throwing a bicycle through the window there. He threw the bicycle through the window and my stepson shot five or six times. He hit that one; I don’t know if he hit the other one,” Patterson said.The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said there may have been a second man involved in the attempted burglary but has not found anyone.Officials said that man was described as a black man in his early 20s wearing black pants with white stripes, a black shirt and either a white hoodie or a white shirt around his head.The identities of the man who was killed and the homeowner have not been released.Those with information on the incident are asked to call Jennifer Strait, of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit, at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

A homeowner shot and killed a man who he said was attempting to burglarize his Cocoa home, officials said.

Police received a call from the homeowner around noon Wednesday.

Officials said the homeowner told them a person in black and wearing a mask broke out a window at the back of the house in an attempt to get inside.

The homeowner said he fired a gun at the person climbing into his home, causing the burglar to fall back outside, deputies said.

Officials said when they got to the home on Brophy Boulevard, a man was found dead in the backyard.

The homeowner’s stepfather Clarence Patterson spoke with WESH 2 News about the incident.

“(My stepson) saw one of them throwing a bicycle through the window there. He threw the bicycle through the window and my stepson shot five or six times. He hit that one; I don’t know if he hit the other one,” Patterson said.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said there may have been a second man involved in the attempted burglary but has not found anyone.

Officials said that man was described as a black man in his early 20s wearing black pants with white stripes, a black shirt and either a white hoodie or a white shirt around his head.

The identities of the man who was killed and the homeowner have not been released.

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