MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A homeowner turned the tables on his alleged assailants.READ MORE: Thief Steals 6-Foot Metal Menorah From Hollywood Family's Yard As Hanukkah Celebrations Begin
Miami-Dade Police said they got a call about a burglary in progress on Monday.
Officers said two armed men went into the home located at 270th St. and 189th Avenue.
At some point during the alleged burglary, the homeowner confronted the men with a firearm.
“The victim was inside the residence at the time,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Romelio Martinez. “He realized that there were subjects that had gained entry into his residence. The victim armed himself. There was a confrontation. The homeowner opened fire on the two suspects striking both of them.”
“He was in the shower and he just got out and that’s what happened. He saw the two guys,” said neighbor Olga Dahl.READ MORE: Have You Seen Them? Miami Police Looking For Missing 12-Year-Old Ana Contreras & 13-Year-Old Angelica Contreras
One of the suspected burglars died after being shot in the chest. The other, shot in the chest and extremity, was airlifted to the hospital. No word on his condition.
The homeowner was not injured.
Meantime, word about the incident spread fast in the neighborhood and they are concerned.
“Now, I am concerned because this is the second one in a short interval of time,” said neighbor Gene Perez.
“I’m tired of this. We are not here to kill people but if you go to my house, I have two kids. If you go to my house, you better be careful,” said Dahl.
Neighbors hope this incident will put an end to what they say is a rash of burglaries.MORE NEWS: COVID Omicron Variant: US Imposes Travel Ban From 8 African Countries
Miami-Dade Police say once the suspect who’s in the hospital is released, he faces a number of charges.