CRYSTAL RIVER — A violent home invasion left a suspect dead and one of the victims wounded in Crystal River late Wednesday night, deputies said. According to reports from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the victims said a pair of armed, masked men kicked in front door and ordered the mother to the floor. The son, who heard her screams, came out from a back room armed with a gun, deputies said. Multiple shots were fired. Gunshots hit one of the suspects and the 25-year-old man, deputies said. The suspect died in the front yard of the victims’ residence on Cedar Lake Drive in Crystal River. The man was taken to a local hospital by his mother for treatment. The second suspect, who is also believed to be wounded, was last seen wearing denim pants and a dark-colored shirt. Witnesses said he sped from the scene in an unknown vehicle. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
According to the two victims, a pair of armed men wearing masks kicked in the front door and ordered the mother to the floor. In response to her screams, the son came out from a back room armed with a gun. Multiple shots were fired, the CCSO said.
The second suspect, also believed to be wounded, is described as a black male. He was last seen wearing denim pants and a dark-colored shirt. Witnesses say he sped from the scene in an unknown vehicle and in an unknown direction. The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.
If anyone has information about this crime or the identity of the second suspect, please call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc. at 1-888-ANY-TIPS. Rest of story here