Man shot to death after forcing his way into home, deputies say

Published: Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:03 p.m.

A man armed with a shotgun who forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's Newberry home Sunday was driven away after a fight inside the home, according to a report.

When he returned with another shotgun, a woman inside the home and a teenager each shot him with handguns, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office reported.

The man, Kenneth David Drown Jr., 21, died at Shands at the University of Florida. None of the other people inside the house were injured.

The sheriff's office gave this account: The agency received a call from a house in the 8000 block of SE 85th Street that Drown was inside with a 12-gauge shotgun. Several people were in the house, including Drown's former girlfriend and their 9-month-old son. People in the house managed to disarm Drown after a shot was fired. Drown then drove away from the house.

While deputies were responding to the 911 call, Drown returned with another shotgun and forced his way inside again, according to a report. He pointed the shotgun at the homeowner, who shot him twice with a handgun, the report stated. A 16-year-old boy also shot at Drown, who was hit several times in the upper body, the report stated.

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