Man shoots, kills attacker who tried to rob apartment

TOWN ‘N’ COUNTRY, FL (WFLA) – A man shot and killed a suspect who tried to get into an apartment and rob it, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

According to HCSO, a woman was walking her dog Friday evening around 8 o’clock near her apartment on Diordora Way. A black male suspect grabbed her at gunpoint and dragged her into her apartment.

The attacker didn’t know that there was a man in the apartment. The man confronted the robber, and during the scuffle the robber’s gun discharged. The bullet hit and killed the robber, according to HCSO.

The robber was identified as Terrance Roach Jr., 27. He died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Detectives continue to investigate. They don’t believe this was a random incident.

MORE STORIES:

WFLA.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s