Capt. Tony Rode, spokesman for the Hollywood, Florida Police Department summed it up as follows:
Homeowner fights back and wins.All for a set of chrome rims on a pickup truck.
Police identified the robbery suspects as Jason Robert Melendez, 23, and Ronald Magano, 22, both men with lengthy criminal histories, according to state records.Florida allows a criminal to be charged with murder if someone dies during the commission of a crime they instigated, regardless of who did the killing.
Magano died in the attack, and Hollywood police picked up a wounded Melendez a short time later. Melendez, who is on probation, will be charged with "a multitude of felonies, including felony murder."