TAMPA, Fla. - A woman was killed, and a suspect and guard dog were wounded after an attempted home invasion in Tampa on Sunday morning.
Police say two masked suspects targeted an unlocked home at 8214 North Brooks Street with the intent to rob the victims.
During the home invasion, one of the suspects shot 22-year-old Salatheia "Sunshine" Smith. Her boyfriend, Charles Patrick Duefrane, Jr., then released his pit bull, and it attacked the intruder.
One of the suspects, police say it was Anthony Robinson, shot the pit bull once in the leg, and then struggled with the dog. At some point, Robinson, 35, dropped his handgun. Duefrane, 23, picked up the weapon and shot Robinson.
Both suspects fled from the home, and Robinson collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the house, according to police. He remains in critical condition as of Monday morning.
The second suspect fled from the scene.
Duefrane and Smith lived together at the home. His mother and 4-year-old sister were visiting when the home invasion took place. The mother shielded her daughter during the attack. Neither was injured.
The woman, who was approximately eight-weeks pregnant, later died from her injuries.
The pit bull's was in stable condition Monday morning.
Anyone with information about the crime or suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. Anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at
www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).