Man charged in home invasion

Published On: Feb 27 2013 12:12:27 PM EST
Alex Benefield
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

Police filed charges against a man who they say broke into a home in Deerfield Beach.

Alex Benefield is charged with burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery on a police officer, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Police say Benefield broke into a home Tuesday morning after a shooting about a block away.

The homeowner tackled Benefield and held him until police arrived, witnesses say.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating if the home invasion and shooting are related.

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