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Town 'N Country homeowner chases off home invaders with shotgun blast

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Published Apr. 24, 2019

TAMPA — Deputies are searching for two men who broke into a home in Town 'N Country early Wednesday and fled after the homeowner opened fire with a shotgun.

Deputies were called to a home on the 7000 block of Lawnview Court at about 3:10 a.m. to investigate a report of a home invasion, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The home's occupants told investigators two men broke in through the front door. The homeowner armed himself with a shotgun, confronted the two men and fired once, striking one of the men as they fled, the Sheriff's Office said.

The two men were last seen heading east toward Hanley Road. Deputies believe they were traveling in an older model red Ford Ranger pickup truck with an extended cab.

Anyone with information about this incident or the two men should contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. Anyone who wishes to be eligible for a reward and remain anonymous should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, send a tip online using crimestopperstb.com or through the P3 Tips mobile app.

Contact Tony Marrero at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes.

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