Homeowners shot and killed an intruder Monday morning, police said, after one family member fired a warning shot.
The investigation is ongoing, but Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester said he does not anticipate criminal charges being filed against the family.
About 6:50 a.m., residents at 4219 Lake Marianna Drive heard what sounded like someone entering French doors in the back of their tan house. Homeowners Luis F. Pena, 54; Bacenbina A. Pena, 53; and their son, Luis A. Pena, 27; heard the noise, police said, and armed themselves.
Luis A. Pena went to investigate and found 40-year-old Mitchell G. Large, of 2526 U.S. 92, Winter Haven, attempting to enter the house, Hester said. Luis A. Pena fired a warning shot but that didn't deter Large, who police say charged at Pena once inside the house.