LARGO (FOX 13) - Pinellas County deputies say a man shot an intruder at his Largo home after he caught a burglar in the act.
The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say the homeowner, Wayne Nundy, discovered an intruder in his backyard. Investigators say the burglar was trying to get into Nundy's detached shed. The two got into a struggle, resulting in the shooting.
Deputies say Nundy shot the unidentified burglar, causing life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors tell FOX 13 Nundy is a retired ex-marine. They say Nundy fired a warning shot and when the burglar continued to advance, he shot the intruder in the leg.
Suzanne Halsted says she heard the commotion, found out what happened and applauds the actions of her neighbor.
"I think he did a great job. I commend him I really do I think he did a great job,” she said. “I'm so grateful that he protected his family and protected his neighbors."
Deputies have not given an update on the burglar's condition or said if any charges will be filed.