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Florida Self-Defense: Alleged Intruder Enters Home Through Window, Gets Shot Dead :: 01/03/2023

An alleged intruder entered a Lake County, Florida, home through a window Monday and was shot dead by a person inside the house.

WFTV identified the alleged intruder as 35-year-old  Ryan Michael Baldasare.

Deputies responded to a 911 call and found Baldasare, who was declared dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s office said Baldasare allegedly entered the home “forcefully” before being shot, pointed out.

WESH noted deputies saying, “Based on the evidence gathered so far, the incident appears to be a case of self-defense.”

Baldasare was arrested in July 2022 for punching a man who was with his girlfriend. Baldasare allegedly bloodied the man’s nose and caused facial swelling. He was purportedly “in possession of 1.31 grams of methamphetamine” at the time of that arrest.

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