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Sarasota homeowner shoots, kills man trying to break in: Deputies

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Posted at 9:44 AM, Jun 02, 2021

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner appears to have shot and killed a man as he tried to break in on Tuesday night.

According to a press release, authorities were called to the home in the 4500 block of 47th Street around 11:17 p.m.

Deputies say the man killed was 29-year-old Aaron Pischer.

The sheriff's office says around 11:04 p.m. Pischer's family called 911 because he was disoriented and had recently been experiencing mental health issues. Authorities say Pischer ran from the home right before deputies arrived.

While deputies were trying to find Pischer the call for the shooting came in. Authorities say the home where the shooting took place is less than half a mile away from the home where Pischer's family was.

The homeowner, who is not being named, called 911 after Pischer tried to break in and he shot him in self-defense, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities have not released any additional information.