The Consequences for Breaking Into Homes in Florida Can Be Extreme

Yet another breakdown of the victim-selection process. Shooter in fatal home invasion may have acted in self-defense, Lakeland cops say.

Authorities said [Anastasia] Crumb-Guy and [Tysheana] Marshall broke into the house and got into a fight with the residents. Crumb-Guy had grabbed a knife and tried to block the path of one of the residents who tried to leave, police spokeswoman Robin Tillett said.

The other resident then fired a warning shot before shooting at the two alleged attackers.

One died, one is in custody. The investigation continues.