Man shot by Oviedo homeowner during burglary dies, police say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies are investigating after they said a homeowner shot an alleged home invader.

Deputies were called to the BP gas station on North Alafaya Trail near the University of Central Florida about 1:22 p.m. Monday after a man showed up with a gunshot wound.

Deputies rendered aid until Seminole County firefighters arrived. The man died Tuesday.

The man was injured during a burglary at a home on Westbourne Drive in Oviedo, deputies said.

Investigators said a car sped away from the scene and they are now looking for a light-colored, older model Ford Taurus

The homeowner's mother said the suspect was trying to smash the back sliding glass door when her daughter, who she said is an ex-law enforcement officer, opened fire.

He ran off and turned up at the gas station, which is about two and a half miles from the home.

"We believe these two cases are connected, but we are still working to make certain that the person wounded there is the same person," said Seminole County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Bob Kealing.

The case was turned over to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.