The 25-year-old man was apparently unhappy with his 70-year sentence for the home invasion and brutal beating of an elderly couple in August.
Like some other states, Florida allows murder charges to be filed against a suspect when an accomplice dies during the commission of a felony.
The two teen suspects first broke a window, then forced their way through a door using a crowbar before they met the armed homeowner near the kitchen.
The woman’s son said the suspects were rattling a door for about half an hour before they finally broke through a back window.
Although the homeowner fired in self-defense and likely won’t be charged for the shooting, he was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The eight suspects ranged in age from 13 to 18 years old, and one of the two who were shot was found by police hiding in a tree in a nearby wooded area.
The man was tinkering in his garage with the doors closed when the two suspects stormed in, put a gun to his head and demanded his truck.
A security camera captured the chilling moments the intruders wandered around the home, the two kids asleep on the couch and completely unaware of the men.
“If I didn’t have a gun, there was nothing but me underneath him, struggling to keep him from causing harm,” the victim later said.
Georgia police are investigating a home invasion that left a 15-year-old boy and his 11-year-old sister dead inside their south Atlanta home early Saturday.