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.