Deputies say Florida woman shot man who broke into her home

OCALA, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a Florida woman shot a man after he broke into her home near Ocala.

Marion County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Spivey tells The Ocala Star-Banner the woman was alone at her home Sunday night when a man came to the door and tried to persuade her to let him inside.

The woman told investigators she didn’t know the man. Spivey says the woman told police she hid when the man forced his way into the home. The man continued to look for her. Spivey says the woman shot him in the stomach.

Spivey says charges are pending against the man, who was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center. He did not know the man’s condition or his name. The woman’s name was not released. 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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