Male, female homeowners shoot intruder in Arlington

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A home invasion robbery attempt in Arlington turned deadly early Friday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

JSO Homicide Sergeant Michael Paul said 21-year-old Marquise Trevel Yates entered a residence located in the 800 block of Seabrook Cove Road around 6:30 a.m. through what they believe was the homeowner's backdoor.

The homeowners, a man and a woman, heard a disturbance and came out to investigate. JSO says that's when Yates then tried to rob them at gunpoint. The male homeowner confronted Yates and a fight started.

Yates hit the 50-year-old home owner several times, according to JSO.

The male resident was able to grab a personal weapon and exchanged gunfire with Yates inside the home. The female resident, 60, also fired her hand gun at the suspect.

Yates was struck and died at the scene.

The male homeowner had blunt trauma injuries and was taken to UF Health Jacksonville. The female had minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.

The homeowners' grandchild was inside the home during the incident. The child was unharmed and is now back with its mother, according to police.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating the death and the State Attorney's Office is reviewing the case.


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