Alleged Intruder Kicks in Door, Greeted with Shotgun Blast to the Chest

An alleged intruder who kicked in a door in Lakeland, Florida, is hospitalized in critical condition after being greeted with a shotgun blast to the chest.

The suspect, 19-year-old Gabriel Jacobs, allegedly kicked in the door around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

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WFLA reports that the homeowner, 66-year-old Michael Ives, warned Jacobs numerous times before shooting. Ives said he first made contact with Jacobs by yelling through the door that he was armed, warning him not to come in. After Jacobs allegedly kicked in the door, Ives warned Jacobs not to come closer but Jacobs allegedly ignored the warning and went right at Ives. At that point Ives shot Jacobs one time in the chest.

Jacobs was conscious when medics arrived and was hospitalized in critical condition.

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