A suspected car burglar was shot and killed 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.
The shooting took place 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.
The suspect, a 20-year-old Anaheim man, was taken to a hospital where he later died. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Homicide detectives were investigating the shooting and the homeowner reportedly was cooperating with police. So far, the homeowner has not been arrested, police said.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call Anaheim police at 714-765-1900.
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