TAMPA - A legally blind homeowner shot his nephew Sunday night after he broke into his home, police said.
The suspect, armed with a knife, cut the power to the victim's Tampa home and broke in through a bedroom window.
The victim, Melchisedec Williams, heard a crash and stomping, and retrieved his gun for protection.
Williams, 50, heard the intruder's voice, and recognized it as his nephew, WFTS reported.
The victim believed that his 15-year-old nephew was there to harm him due to a prior dispute, and shot the youngster to protect himself, Tampa Police said.
The nephew was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he was listed in serious condition and expected to survive.
The homeowner was not injured.
The numbers behind the Mediterranean's migrants
The migrants feared dead after Sunday's capsizing are among tens of thousands who have tried making the journey to Europe in the past year.
Egypt's Morsi gets 20 years in prison
Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, finding him guilty of ordering the torture and detainment of prisoners during his presidency.
Parents warned against 'Kylie Jenner challenge'
Parents and teens are being warned against the latest trend on social media involving reality TV star Kylie Jenner and a shot glass.
U.S. couple sentenced in Bali suitcase murder
An American couple in Indonesia have been found guilty and sentenced for the gruesome suitcase murder of a mother last August.
Blue Bell Creameries recalls all products
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream…
Case against Argentine president dismissed
The allegations against Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner were dismissed by a federal prosecutor Monday.