Intruder in critical condition after following victims into Tampa home and getting shot

Second suspect fled, remains at large

TAMPA - One of two intruders who tried to follow Tampa residents into their home is now in critical condition after the victim fired his personal handgun, according to Tampa Police.

The second suspect is still at large.

The incident happened at 1804 24th Ave at 8:45 p.m.

Police say the victims were returning home and as they walked into their residence, a black male and a black female followed them inside.

A confrontation began in the home. The victim armed himself with his personal weapon and shot the male suspect.  The female fled the scene.

The male suspect, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  Police said the man has a history of mental illness.

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