JSO: Jacksonville homeowner kills burglar in 'justifiable homicide'

by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax Updated:

Officers say a Jacksonville homeowner shot a burglar in a ‘justifiable homicide’ Wednesday.

Xavier Houston, 24, was killed after the homeowner found him and another man inside his Park Street home on Wednesday.

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Officers said the homeowner was alerted to a break-in by a home security system.

He beat officers to the house and found two men inside.

He shot and killed one man, and a second fled on foot.

Officers are still searching for the second suspect.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.