Homeowner critically wounds suspect in St. Petersburg home invasion – Tampa Bay Times

Homeowner critically wounds suspect in St. Petersburg home invasion - Tampa Bay Times
Police: Homeowner shoots suspected intruder in St. Pete
A homeowner fired shots at two men who entered his house during an attempted home invasion late Tuesday night, critically wounding one as the other fled the scene.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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