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Police: One person shot in home invasion, suspect gets in 3-vehicle crash

12:25 AM, Oct 7, 2011   |    comments
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Palm Harbor, Florida -- Pinellas County deputies have arrested the man who broke into a Palm Harbor home, shot a man and then got in a 3-car crash on the Dunedin Causeway Thursday afternoon.

According to the sheriff's office, around 2:13 p.m., 22-year-old Forrest King kicked in the door of the home located at 310 Avery Avenue and demanded property from Matthew Beck who was in the home at the time. Police say King then shot him and fled in Beck's car.

Kristina Teuber, 33, also at the home at the time was not injured.

Photo Gallery: Violent home invasion ends in crash

Deputies received a description of the vehicle and shortly after King was spotted heading south on Alt 19. King then turned west onto the Causeway.

When the deputy attempted to pull him over, he saw King's car rear-end a GMC Envoy driven by 78-year-old Catherine Teats. Teats' car then spun around and rolled over the hood of a Dodge Journey driven by Daniel Gott and continued to roll ending up on the opposite side back on its wheels.

King then left the car and ran into the water where, police say, he may have thrown the gun used in the shooting.

Dive teams are currently searching for the gun now. King was arrested with the help of some citizens in the water nearby.

King was taken to Mease Dunedin Hospital for treatment for  minor injuries and was later released. He is currently in the Pinellas County Jail where he is being charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery and Grand Theft Auto.

Beck, 28, was flown to Bayfront Medical Center where underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Teats, of Oldsmar, was flown to St. Joesph's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Gott was not injured in the crash.

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