Malik Wyatt identified as teen intruder shot and killed by a homeowner, police say

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -  The teen shot and killed during a reported burglary has been identified as 16-year-old Malik Wyatt.

Investigators say a homeowner told them that he came home for lunch Wednesday and noticed an open rear door.

He told them he found a juvenile in a room with a  .22 caliber rifle that belonged to a deceased family member.

Police say Wyatt had gathered several other weapons from the residence and had placed them on a bed.

The homeowner and Wyatt ended up in a struggle which resulted in the homeowner disarming the teen, according to police.

Investigators say Wyatt would not stop his advance so the homeowner shot him and then called 911.

Wyatt was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
 

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