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Florida woman shoots and kills neighbor after she woke to find him standing over her in her bedroom

Florida woman shoots dead neighbor, 26, who broke into her house, stood over her bed as she slept and assaulted her

  • Woman woke up to find a neighbor in her bedroom standing over her
  • A struggle ensued and the homeowner managed to call 911 and grab a gun
  • She fatally fired a single bullet at 26-year-old Justin Wright
  • The woman had only recently moved in with her and it is believed she did not know her neighbor very well
  • Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the burglary

A Florida woman woke up to find a man hovering over her bed and shot him to death.

The incident happened Tuesday morning in Clearwater when the homeowner discovered that a neighbor, 26-year-old Justin Wright, had broken into her home.

The woman said Wright began attacking her and a struggle ensued in which she was able to call 911 to have the police come.

During the attack, the woman was also able to grab a legally held shotgun and shoot Wright.

Woman woke up to find a neighbor in her bedroom, standing over her, at her home in Clearwater

Woman woke up to find a neighbor in her bedroom, standing over her, at her home in Clearwater

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the burglary

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the burglary

Clearwater Police are now investigating the incident, but believe it to be a simple case of self-defense.

Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter spoke at a news conference Wednesday to explain how the woman had recently moved in with her, although it remains unclear exactly how well the couple knew each other.

According to the slaying, the victim had injuries consistent with a struggle.

Wright had no criminal past, and the motive as to why he entered the woman’s house and how he did so remains obscure.

Police are trying to understand what kind of relationship the couple had and what their encounters were like in the days leading up to the break-in.

Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter spoke at a news conference to explain how the woman had recently moved into her home

Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter spoke at a news conference to explain how the woman had recently moved into her home

Chief Slaughter said it was unclear how well the pair knew each other

Chief Slaughter said it was unclear how well the pair knew each other

Police suspect that a meeting between the two took place prior to the shooting.

Chief Slaughter was asked how the woman was doing since the incident.

“Good people don’t want to do things like this to protect themselves, so she’s upset,” Slaughter said.

Another neighbor, Mary Daddario, shared: ABC Action News that her sympathy lay with the woman who had to pull the trigger.

“It’s scary and I’ve talked to the rest of my neighbors and now they don’t feel comfortable knowing someone like that would come into your house,” Daddario said.

“That’s something you can’t get over because it’s a shock. It’s an invasion where you’ll never feel comfortable again and I’m sure she’ll go through some kind of mental thing in her head because of what happened. That will keep playing in her head,’ she added.

Another neighbor, Mary Daddario, told ABC Action News that her sympathy was with the woman who had to pull the trigger to defend herself.

Another neighbor, Mary Daddario, told ABC Action News that her sympathy was with the woman who had to pull the trigger to defend herself.

Part of the woman's house is depicted together with a boarded-up window

Part of the woman’s house is depicted together with a boarded-up window

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