Davie Man Shoots Armed Intruders With AK-47

The resident shot at the suspects with an AK-47, police said

Monday, Jan 6, 2014  |  Updated 3:56 PM EDT
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A home invasion suspect was shot and killed in Davie Thursday night, police said. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.

A home invasion suspect was shot and killed in Davie Thursday night, police said. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.

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Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was fatally shot  by a South Florida resident who fought back against the armed intruders with an AK-47 Thursday night, police said.

The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said.

Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

“The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing,” Engle said.

He received significant injuries but was later released from a hospital, Engle said.

The shooter was also taken in for questioning but has since been released. He is cooperating with detectives, Engle said.

Police have not released the identities of the four men involved, but said they knew each other.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the incident to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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