Deerfield Beach homeowner says he fatally shot intruder

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida homeowner turned the tables on a crook who tried to break in when, he said, he ended the altercation with gunfire.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, they arrived to the house, Monday evening, and found 25-year-old Josue Louissaint’s body on the ground with a gunshot wound.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene, along Northeast Sixth Street and 41st Way, in Deerfield Beach, at around 6:30 p.m. “It was in the park. We were playing ball and heard shots,” said one neighbor.

Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue also responded and tried to administer aid to the intruder. However, he died at the scene.

Officials said the person who pulled the trigger was 21-year-old Danny Vu. He claims that Louissaint was attempting to break into the house.

Vu’s father, Don, said more than one person was trying to break into his house. “There were three guys with a gun,” said Vu. “They broke the back door. My son saw it and he kicked the door. The guy dropped the gun. My son picked up the gun and shot him.”

Another neighbor said she witnessed the heavy police presence. “I heard the police sirens and I immediately looked out my bathroom window,” said the neighbor. “Then, I saw about 20 cop cars.”

“Detectives are trying to put together all the pieces of this complicated incident,” said BSO spokesperson Gina Carter.

Some residents grabbed their phones and shot video as police officers taped off the area. “Pretty scary stuff,” said neighbor Joe Anastisio. “I mean, this is actually a beautiful neighborhood. You would never expect anything like this.”

No charges have since been filed.

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