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

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Update, 2:53 p.m. - Neighbors of the 11-year-old boy who shot an older teen in the head have told police they don't believe it was a home invasion.

According to reports in the St. Louis Dispatch, a neighbor said the 11-year-old boy invited the older teen into his home.

However, police have continued to say the evidence contradicts those witness accounts. Police believe the 16-year-old was killed as he was trying to break into the home. His body was found in the foyer, The St. Louis Dispatch reported Friday.

Police have identified the victim in the shooting as Lamonte Streeter.

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An 11-year-old boy who was home alone with his sister, 4, shot and killed one of two intruders who broke into the house through the front door, police said.

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Officers said the suspects tried to get in twice, unsuccessfully, before pushing through the front door of the North St. Louis County home.

When they did push through, the boy picked up a gun and shot one of them, a 16-year-old who died of his wounds at the scene, police said.

Police said the gun belonged to the boy’s mother, who owned it for protection.

The second intruder fled the scene but was arrested a short time later, police said.

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