Milton man dies after reportedly being shot by homeowner

Image: Deadly Shooting Source: MGN Online

An unidentified adult man is dead after reportedly being shot by a Milton homeowner.

On Saturday, Oct. 21st, just after 12:40 am, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRCSO) Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 5000 block of Bent Tree Road in Milton.

The caller stated an individual was screaming for help at the front door. During the 911 call, a gunshot was also heard over the telephone. Dispatch was then told that someone had been shot by a resident.

When deputies arrived on the scene, CPR was in progress on an unresponsive adult male who was on the front porch of the residence lying next to a bat.

Responding EMS staff later pronounced the individual deceased, most likely due to a gunshot wound.

Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene investigators arrived on scene and began to sort through the evidence.

All initial indicators are leading investigators to believe this was an incident in which the homeowners’ use of force was for the protection of their life and property.

At this time, the deceased adult male has not been identified. This case remains an active, open investigation.

WEAR will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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