Intruder shot during home invasion in St. Petersburg – ABC Action News

Intruder shot during home invasion in St. Petersburg - ABC Action News
Police: Homeowner shoots suspected intruder in St. Pete
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FOX 13) – A St. Petersburg homeowner opened fire on an intruder, police said, injuring the suspect.

Randy Stanley Jr., 25, of St. Petersburg, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was found in the road when police arrived. He is listed in critical but stable condition at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and faces charges of home invasion robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. He will be held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $160,000 bail up on his release from the hospital.

St. Pete homeowner shoots, critically injures intruder, police say

According to St. Petersburg police, two masked and armed men entered the home, located in the 2800 block of 27th Avenue North, just before midnight Tuesday. They said the victim shot at the suspects, and they fled.

Jail records show Stanley has multiple arrests in Pinellas County on charges including grand theft auto, armed robbery, dealing in stolen property, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and drug possession.

One of the suspects was shot multiple times, police said, and was found in the middle of the roadway when officers arrived. He was identified as 26-year-old Randy Stanley Jr. The second suspect was not located as of Wednesday morning.

Stanley was transported to Bayfront Hospital in critical condition, investigators said. He faces charges of home invasion robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to police, the men were armed and masked when they entered the front door of the house at the 2800 block of 27th Avenue N just before midnight.


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