Anaheim Police Identify Car Burglary Suspect, 20, Fatally Shot by Resident

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Anaheim police identified the 20-year-old man fatally shot by a resident who suspected him of burglarizing a car early Saturday.

Malik Mustafa Shwiat, 20, appears in a photo released by the Anaheim Police Department on Jan. 25, 2020.
Malik Mustafa Shwiat, 20, appears in a photo released by the Anaheim Police Department on Jan. 25, 2020.

The homeowner who shot Malik Mustafa Shwiat has not been identified by authorities. Shwiat, a resident of Anaheim, died during a burglary involving another individual, according to the Anaheim Police Department.

A homeowner confronted the man in the 800 block of Westchester Drive, not far from Twila Reid Park, at around 2:30 a.m. The resident saw the man trying to break into his car through a security camera, the Orange County register reported.

Shwiat died at the hospital, the agency said. Police did not say where exactly the shooting took place, or who took the 20-year-old to the hospital.

The resident is cooperating with the homicide detectives investigating the case, police said.

They did not release any further information about the incident.

KTLA's Marissa Wenzke contributed to this report.

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