Lake County

Homeowner shoots, kills burglar breaking into Lady Lake home

LADY LAKE, Fla. — Lake County deputies said a man is dead after he was shot while breaking into a home in Lady Lake.


Deputies said they were called to a home on Lakeview Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday for reports of a home invasion.

Officials said Ryan Michael Baldasare, 35, had broken into a home through a window and was shot by someone inside.

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Baldasare was pronounced dead at the scene as deputies investigated the shooting.

Lake County deputies said that based on the evidence gathered so far, the incident appears to be a case of self-defense and the victim is cooperating with detectives.

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