The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating after a homeowner shot and killed a home invasion suspect. Officers were first called to a home in the 11400 block of Swinton Avenue in Granada Hills around 5 a.m. Saturday morning on calls of a "hot prowl," or a burglary in progress when the homeowner is present, law enforcement officials said.
"The officers' preliminary investigation determined that approximately three to four armed males in their 20s entered the home with the intent to burglarize the location," LAPD said on X, formerly Twitter, just after 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. "A suspect pointed a weapon at the victim and while the suspects were inside the residence, the victim produced a firearm and a shooting occurred." One of the suspects was struck by gunfire and died at the scene, police said.
KTLA's Chris Wolfe reports on Dec. 2, 2023.