Clearwater homeowner shoots intruder

the case remains under investigation

Pinellas County, Fla (WFLA)  – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting where a homeowner shot and injured an intruder.  It happened on Sunday afte- rnoon at a home on Whitney Drive in unincorporated Clearwater.  Investigators say the homeowner confronted the intruder asking him to leave.  When the intruder lunged at the homeowner, he shot him.

A street sign in front of the home reads Nundy Avenue.  Neighbors and property records confirm the homeowner is Wayne Nundy, a former marine, who is now retired.  Suzanne Halsted lives across the street and believes Nundy did the right thing.  “I think he did a great job.  I commend him.  I really do.  I think he did a great job.”  Said Halsted, pointing at Nundy’s home.  “I’m so grateful that he protected his family and protected his neighbors. ”

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying the intruder was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but authorities have yet to release his name. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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