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Cape Coral man gets 15 years for killing man who knocked on his door

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 11:59:49-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for a fatal shooting in 2017.

29-year-old Ryan Doyon is sentenced to 15 years in prison for one count of Manslaughter with a Firearm and four counts of Discharging a Firearm in Public, after being found guilty in a trial in Lee County in July.

According to the State Attorney's Office, Doyon chased down a man who had knocked on his door. Doyon started shooting at the man in a residential neighborhood at about 9:30 a.m., hitting him twice. The man later died from his injuries.

Doyon claimed self defense in the shooting, saying he was asleep in the home and woke to find an unknown man holding a gun to his head. He says the man demanded the keys to his safe, and that as Doyon was opening the safe he grabbed an M-4 rifle and began shooting at the unknown man.

Doyon says the man took his wallet and $100 cash. A search of the shooting victim revealed a cell phone in his hand and a gun on the ground nearby, but no sign of the cash or wallet.

Earlier this year, while awaiting trial, Doyon was charged with stalking a police department employee involved in his investigation. That case is still pending.