WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man was fatally shot after he broke into a home and startled a sleeping couple in West Palm Beach, according to police.
The break-in happened at 4:16 a.m. Saturday on Avon Road.
The man broke in through a window and turned on the bedroom light which woke up a couple at the home, West Palm Beach police said.
After a confrontation the residents shot the intruder, according to police. He later died at the hospital.
Detectives said the couple did not know the intruder.
A neighbor said the neighborhood is pretty quiet and they have not experienced a random break-in like this one before.
The identities of the couple and the intruder have not been released.
The investigation is ongoing.