Report: Pregnant woman used AR-15 to shoot and kill home intruder

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LITHIA, Fla. (AP/KAKE) -

Investigators say a pregnant woman fatally shot one of two intruders during a home invasion near Tampa.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Major Frank Losat tells news outlets that two men broke into the home in Lithia Wednesday night and made demands of the residents.

Bay News 9 reports that after one of the intruders began pistol whipping homeowner Jeremy King, his wife, who is eight months pregnant, retrieved her legally owned AR-15 and fired one round. She struck one of the men.

Arriving deputies found one suspect’s body in a nearby ditch. The other fled in a vehicle. Authorities were searching for him early Thursday.

Losat says the male homeowner was taken to a hospital where he’s listed in stable condition.

The Tampa Bay Times reports investigators believe the family was targeted and the home invasion was not random.

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