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Man ignores warning, is shot while breaking into St. Petersburg home

Timothy Scott Tugman, 48, was shot while breaking into a St. Petersburg home early Thursday, according to police. He ignored a warning from the homeowner, police said, who then shot him. He was taken to a hospital, and will face a charge of  occupied residential burglary when he is booked into the Pinellas County jail. [Courtesy of St. Petersburg Police Department]

Timothy Scott Tugman, 48, was shot while breaking into a St. Petersburg home early Thursday, according to police. He ignored a warning from the homeowner, police said, who then shot him. He was taken to a hospital, and will face a charge of occupied residential burglary when he is booked into the Pinellas County jail. [Courtesy of St. Petersburg Police Department]

ST. PETERSBURG — A man was shot early Thursday after he entered a woman's home through a window, according to St. Petersburg police.

The man has been identified as Timothy Scott Tugman, police said. Tugman, 48, remains hospitalized and will face a charge of occupied residential burglary when he is booked into the Pinellas County jail.

It was around 6:13 a.m. that police said Mary Starling Shirley, 66, saw a man she did not know climb on the 900 block of 24th Ave. S through a side window.

Police say she warned the man that she was armed. That did not stop the man, police said, so she shot him with a large caliber revolver.

Tugman was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with a gunshot wound and is expected to survive, police said. According to state records, he has a history of arrests in Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties and in 2014 pled guilty to drug charges in Pinellas County.

Man ignores warning, is shot while breaking into St. Petersburg home 02/16/17 [Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:12pm]
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