FLORAL CITY — Citrus County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday were investigating the fatal shooting of a man believed to be linked to a Hernando County home burglary reported a few hours earlier.
According to the Citrus Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home southwest of Floral City at 1:43 p.m. after someone posted a request for help on Facebook. The unnamed person, who did not have a phone, walked in on a burglary in process, a confrontation ensued, and the male intruder was shot, investigators say. Authorities believe the man was involved in a burglary about a mile away north of Brooksville, about 10:45 a.m. The homeowners confronted two male suspects. Both fled on foot. Hernando sheriff's deputies caught Timothy David Stone, while the other man got away. Stone, 29, was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center.