2 men face charges after accomplice killed by homeowner during botched burglary
Homeowner killed 21-year-old suspect with shotgun, police say
SUNRISE, Fla. – Two burglars face charges after their accomplice was killed Monday morning by a homeowner in Sunrise, authorities said.
Curtis Jeffries, 26, and Jose Coleman, 23, are being held at the main Broward County jail on charges of armed burglary and murder while engaged in the commission of a felony.
Police said Jeffries rang the victim's doorbell and knocked on the front door multiple times, but the victim didn't open the door.
According to an arrest report, the homeowner called 911 shortly before 11 a.m. after he saw two men get out of a blue Ford Taurus that was parked in his driveway and jump the gate leading into his backyard.
The victim told police that soon after, he heard his rear sliding glass door shattering.
He said the sliding glass door leads into the master bedroom, where he keeps a loaded gun on his nightstand and a separate one his wife's nightstand.
Police said the victim armed himself with a shotgun that was locked in a safe and shot one of the suspects, identified as Albert Jones, 21, multiple times.
Police said Jones ran back toward the victim's bedroom after the first shot was fired, but turned back toward the victim, who fired his gun a second time, striking Jones in the hip area.
The victim told detectives that he saw Jones reaching for something as he was on the ground, so the victim fired the shotgun a second time, striking Jones again.
Police said the victim's Smith & Wesson handgun was found about three feet from where Jones fell.
The victim told police that he saw Coleman, who was dressed in all black, run out of his bedroom after he shot Jones for the second time.
The victim was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher during the entire incident, the report said.
Jones, who was conscious and speaking, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he later died.
Jeffries and Coleman were detained after police set up a perimeter in the area.
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