A Florida politician shot and killed an alleged intruder who crashed his vehicle into another house when he attempted to escape police officers, officials said. Palmetto commissioner Brian Williams opened the fire. After seeing Avelino Misreal Vasquez-Perez, 22, hiding in his garage and trying to enter the kitchen, Miami Herald reported.
"He lawfully defended the house and family," said Police Chief Scott Tyler.
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. The officers tried to attack Vasquez-Perez around 1
Cops caught the passenger a short time later, but Vasquez-Perez managed to overcome a fence that led to Williams backyard
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Williams, armed with a rifle, faced Vasquez-Perez in his garage. The suspect tried to drive past and beat Williams, who then pulled the trigger and beat Vasquez-Perez twice.
Vasquez-Perez was taken to the hospital to recover from his wounds. He is accused of resisting the arrest without violence, burglary, battery and traffic quotes.
"I am glad that everything developed as it was. I think he's fine, and we're happy and happy that no one in my family was hurt, "Williams said of the incident, according to the Miami Herald.
Williams is not charged with the incident because he's in himself itself has acted -defense, police said.