A suspected car burglar was fatally shot Saturday in Anaheim by a homeowner who told police he spotted the man on a security camera trying to break into his vehicle, according to Anaheim police.
Malik Mustafa Shwiat, 20, of Anaheim was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the 800 block of South Westchester Drive, police said.
Responding officers learned the unidentified homeowner went outside to confront the suspected burglar. It’s unclear what led to the subsequent shooting.
Homicide detectives were investigating the shooting and the homeowner was reportedly cooperating with police. So far, the homeowner has not been arrested, police said.
The detectives were also trying to identify a second suspect with Shwiat at the time of the shooting, police said.
Anyone with information on the incident or Shwiat’s recent associates and activities was asked to call Anaheim police at 714-765-1900.
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