SARASOTA -- Detectives said a man found dead in a Sarasota home during a shooting investigation was attempting to break in when he was shot by the homeowner, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. The suspect died in a shootout with the homeowner.
The 36-year-old resident said he heard someone breaking into his home in the 2100 block of Ernie Shank Court at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday and armed himself with a gun for protection, deputies said. His 11-year-old son was also home at the time.
The resident confronted the suspect, 22-year-old Calvin Yoder, of Sarasota, in the hallway, and Yoder fired at him, according to a release. The resident returned fire, killing Yoder.
Yoder has a criminal record in both Manatee and Sarasota counties, most recently for a charge of domestic battery in May 2014.