I’d like to see the results of the toxicology test on the body of the dead burglar, as a sane and sober person doesn’t keep trying to break into a home after three residents warn him that they are armed. One of the residents even went so far as to fire a warning shot (which is rarely, if ever, a good idea).
All the evidence suggests that Mitchell Large went out of his way to trigger his shooting:
A 40-year-old man was killed Monday as he tried to enter a Winter Haven home, waking three members of a family who each drew guns on the intruder, police said.
Mitchell G. Large of Winter Haven ignored a warning shot fired by one of the family members, according to Winter Haven Police Department. At least two of the family members then opened fire, killing him.
I feel very sorry for the two family members that opened fire on Large, who are obviously traumatized by the shooting. Police say that charges are unlikely, as this seems like a near textbook case of home defense.