YORK COUNTY, Va. — A man was shot and killed after he tried to break into a home outside of Williamsburg Monday afternoon, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office.
The shooting happened in the 300 block of Corvette Drive, which is within the Creekside Landing neighborhood. Deputies responded to the house shortly after 5 p.m. after someone reported a breaking and entering, as well as a person shot.
When deputies arrived, they confirmed a man had been shot by the homeowner.
Investigators believe the man jumped a gate and tried to force his way into the home. The homeowner and his family were outside on their deck when the man approached.
The family left the deck, went inside and locked the door, which the man allegedly started kicking to force his way inside.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office identified the man as 20-year-old Antonio Beltran Flores Perez.
Chief Deputy Ron Montgomery said the homeowner told the man several times to get off the deck.
“The homeowner was armed, when he started kicking the door to try and make entry into the home, that is when the shooting occurred," Montgomery said.
Montgomery said investigators learned Perez lived at an apartment nearby.
Investigators believe Perez moved to the country from Mexico in January 2021. Montgomery said they are still looking for more background information.
“His relatives here locally, they have all been notified," Montgomery said. "When he came into the country, at this point, we don’t have any information that he has any prior criminal history.”
Montgomery said they are turning their investigation over to the York County Commonwealth Attorney's Office.
Leaders there are tasked with deciding if the shooting is a justified homicide. They said this is standard procedure.
The shooting is under investigation. Anyone in the area who may have seen something suspicious between 4:30 and 5 p.m. is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office's tip line at 757-890-4999.