11-year-old home alone with little sister shoots and kills alleged home intruder

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Police: 11-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Teen Intruder


An 11-year-old boy who was home alone with his 4-year-old sister shot and killed one of two intruders who allegedly broke into the North St. Louis County house. The intruders reportedly broke in through the front door. The gun belonged to the boy's mother who owned it for protection.

The two suspects, both 16, allegedly attempted to enter the house twice before pushing through the front door on the third attempt. When they pushed through the door, the boy picked up his mother's gun and shot the teen.

The 16-year-old died of a lone gunshot wound to the head. The second teen ran from the scene but was later arrested by the police.

According to a new report, however, the 11-year-old may have invited the 16-year-old over to his home. A neighbor, who witnessed the incident from her home across the street, said that it wasn't a break-in despite the boy's claim that it was.

In addition, police found no signs of forced entry on the front door. It is not yet clear as to whether or not the incident was a home invasion.

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11-year-old home alone with little sister shoots and kills alleged home intruder
Police officers wait outside a home at the scene where an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. Police believe two suspects had tried to break into the home two times earlier in the day. But some neighbors told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they witnessed the shooting and there was no break-in. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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