Intruder who was killed during home invasion, identified

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Shawn M. King [Deceased]


[Video of King being dropped off at Ocala Health Summerfield Emergency Room]

Summerfield, Florida — A man who was shot and killed Monday after he forced entry into an occupied residence in Summerfield, has been identified as Shawn M. King, 32.

The suspect, armed with a gun, entered a home, located at 10420 Southeast 158th Place, Summerfield, and began firing when he saw the family pit bull coming toward him.

King then fired shots in the direction of the victim.

The victim stated that he locked himself inside his bedroom, and when the intruder attempted to gain entry to the room, the victim shot through the door with his shotgun as his girlfriend hid in the closet.

The suspect fled the residence and was dropped off at a local emergency room by an unknown person.

King died from a shotgun wound to his upper torso and facial area.

The dog is expected to make a full recovery.

The victim was not harmed.

Officials are still seeking information about who dropped King at the hospital.

If you have information about this case, call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 352-732-9111, Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP, text a tip to 274637 using keyword 368-STOP, or visit Anonymity is guaranteed.

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  • Mike Rogers

    Makes me want to reevaluate a shotgun for home defense. Glad the victim and the pooch are doing well.

  • HilleryLostHAHAHAHA

    he got what he deserved…

  • urchittingme

    No loyalty among thieves I guess…threw him in the dirt and hauled ass..I know I’ll sleep better tonight

  • Marsha Morris Sturgill

    One less criminal that we have to worry about breaking into our homes. Sad that a dog was shot while defending his home, but glad that a good recovery is expected.

  • Rhonda Nicole Smith Epperson

    I pray for the family of Shawn King. They must be going through a very hard time right now. I also pray for the person who dropped him off. He should come forward and turn himself in. Turn your life around before you end up like Shawn. It’s not too late. God forgives everyone. If you truly seek Him and turn your life around,Your life can change. Jesus makes the way. I hope anyone reading this will recognize that for themselves as well. It’s not just the greatest of sinners that He died for, but All of mankind. We ALL fall short! Such a sad tragedy.