Intruder Shot Woman in Face, Husband Fatally Stabs Him

( – A chilling event rocked Avon Park, Florida, when a home intruder met a deadly fate after allegedly shooting a woman in the face. The incident unfolded around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at a residence on Joe Hilton Street, leaving two 69-year-olds injured, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Department.

The husband recounted how the intruder, 62-year-old Lindsey Glenn, used deception to gain entry, exploiting the wife’s profession as a notary. Once inside, Glenn unleashed violence, shooting the wife in the face. Witnessing this horrific act, the husband armed himself with a seven-inch garden knife and confronted Glenn, ultimately ending his life.

Sheriff Paul Blackman described the scene, highlighting the husband’s courage and decisive action. Glenn had a criminal history of 12 felonies and six prison terms. Many of the chargers had been dropped or reduced to county court. He may have targeted the couple under the mistaken belief that they possessed significant wealth due to the wife’s profession.

In the aftermath, the injured woman received medical treatment, while her husband was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries. Despite the swift and brave response, the incident remains under investigation by authorities.

Neighbors expressed shock and sympathy for the couple, praising their contributions to the community. Tyris Godfrey recounted the distressing sight of the injured woman seeking help on their porch, emphasizing their kindness and community spirit.

The sheriff’s office, in a statement, lauded the husband’s actions and extended prayers for the wife’s speedy recovery. Reflecting on the broader implications, Sheriff Blackman underscored the importance of defending one’s home and family against such threats.

No charges will be brought against the husband as his reaction falls in line with the textbook definition of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.

As the investigation continues, the community rallies around the couple, offering support and solidarity during this challenging time. The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the need for vigilance and readiness in the face of unexpected danger.

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