King told Bay News 9 that his wife, who is eight months pregnant, saved his life.
"Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it," King told Bay News 9. "(My wife) evened the playing field and kept them from killing me."
Police are still searching for the second suspect in the home invasion.
King suffered a fractured eye socket, fractured sinus cavity and a concussion in the beating. Authorities believe the incident was “not a random act ,” Hillsborough County Sheriff's Maj. Frank Losat told reporters on the scene.
"This family was probably targeted,” Losat said.