LADY LAKE, FLORIDA — A man attempting to force his way into a Lady Lake residence was shot and killed by the homeowner.
The incident occurred Monday, January 2nd at around 5:30 p.m., according to Villages-News.
The incident occurred at a residence on Lakeview Street. The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Ryan Michael Baldasare, entered the home by force via a window, according to the report. He was confronted by the homeowner who subsequently shot him. Baldasare was later pronounced dead.
Lake County Sheriff’s officials are calling the shooting an act of self-defense.
Baldasare’s criminal record includes an arrest for a violent assault and possession of methamphetamine. That incident occurred in July at the Rolling Hills Apartments which is near the location where he was fatally shot.