Suspected Car Burglar Shot Dead By Homeowner In Anaheim

During the confrontation the homeowner shot the alleged burglar.

Anaheim PD

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, 20-year-old Malik Mustafa Schwiat, was taken to a hospital where he later died. It is unknown whether he was armed during the confrontation.

In a Facebook post Anaheim PD said they are now searching for a second person who was with Schwiat during the time of the shooting.

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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