EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) — Deputies say a homeowner fatally shot an intruder following a series of burglaries at the central Florida home.

Lake County Sheriff’s officials tell news outlets the shooting happened early Tuesday morning northeast of Eustis.

Lt. John Herrell says the homeowner told investigators he confronted the intruder and he shot him following a brief struggle.

Herrell says the homeowner was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but his injuries are not considered life threatening.

The name of the dead man hasn’t been released, pending notification of his relatives.

Herrell says there were three separate burglaries at the home in the 24 hours preceding the shooting.

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