An off-duty deputy shot and killed a sex offender Wednesday night during an apparent break-in.
Deputies said the man was trying to burglarize the deputy's home on Eden Drive in Inverness, and the deputy fatally shot him after a confrontation.
The two men knew each other, the sheriff's office said, and the break-in was not random. The deputy was in the residence with his girlfriend at the time.
The man who was killed has been identified as 28-year-old Derrick Vaccianna of Hernando. He was on probation as a registered sex offender at the time, the sheriff's office said.
Authorities are investigating the incident, and more information will be release later.
The deputy has not been identified.
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