Pregnant Florida woman shoots at two armed home intruders, killing one

The Florida woman’s husband had been pistol-whipped by the intruders

A pregnant Florida woman gunned down two home intruders last week who broke into her home and pistol-whipped her husband, police authorities said Monday. One of the intruders was killed, and the other is still on the run.

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The invasion happened Wednesday at the Lithia, Florida, home, according to NBC News. About 9 p.m. Wednesday, officials said the men broke into the home.

The woman, who police have not named, fired a licensed semi-automatic rifle at the two home invaders, one of the men fled, and the other died near the home, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amanda Granit told NBC News on Monday.

The intruders broke into the home and attacked the woman’s husband, Jeremy King, and grabbed their 11-year-old daughter, King told Bay News 9.

“They came in heavily hooded and masked. As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter,” he said.

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.

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