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Neighbors Question 11-Year-Old’s Account Of Break-in That Ended With Fatal Shooting

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Screengrab/David Carson Police officers wait outside a home on the 10,000 block of Hallwood Drive in St. Louis County, where an 11-year-old shot and killed a 16-year old intruder.

(SL) – A 16-year old boy is dead after being shot in the head by an 11-year old. CNN reports the 11-year-old St. Louis-area boy was home alone, with his 4-year-old sister, when he had to stave off several home invasion attempts. The pre-teen ultimately ended up shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder.

According to police, the teenager, whose name has not been released, had been shot in the head, by the 11-year-old while breaking into the home. When officers arrived they discovered the teenager’s body lying in the front foyer.

St. Louis County police Sgt. Brian Schellman said it was the third time that the 16-year-old had attempted to break into the house Thursday. Neither sibling was hurt.

Police in St. Louis County, Missouri say an 11-year-old boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who was trying to break into his home.

However, authorities say the kid’s account isn’t the only version of what happened with at least one neighbor questioning the veracity of his story.

The neighbor told CNN affiliate KMOV that the boys were arguing on the front porch before the younger child pulled out a gun and shot the teenager. The woman said the 16-year-old didn’t enter the house. “They were just arguing loud, you know, back and forth,”

“He was always was just sitting right there on the porch,” she said. “He never did once go inside the house.”


Reportedly, the mother purchased the handgun because of prior break-in attempts. No word yet on why the 11-year had access to the firearm and or why he was left alone with his 4-year old sister.  The family is cooperating with police.


Manhunt Continues For Cop Killers

(CNN) – Police may soon have “significant” evidence to announce in this week’s killing of an Illinois police officer, including footage from a home security video system in the area of the shooting, an official said Thursday.

Gliniewicz was an Army veteran who served in active duty and reserve from 1980 to 2007.

Any video in the area could help authorities determine who shot and killed Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz on Tuesday morning. Until now, police have described the suspects only as two white men and a black man — descriptions of people that Gliniewicz had indicated he’d encountered shortly before the shooting.

A homeowner in Fox Lake, a community of about 10,000 people in northern Illinois, turned over his surveillance video after telling police that he saw people in the area, Lake County Major Crime Task Force commander George Filenko said Thursday.

Local investigators don’t have the proper equipment to see the recording, so the footage was given to a nearby Department of Homeland Security office, and police hope to learn what it shows soon.

“We have retrieved … what we believe to be some significant video,” Filenko said. “Until we review it, we’re not confirming whether these are the same people that we’re talking about.”

Filenko didn’t say when the video was recorded or reveal how the homeowner described the individuals.

Meanwhile, a source involved in the investigation told CNN on Thursday that Gliniewicz’s gun was fired on the morning, though it’s not clear who discharged the weapon.

The gun was recovered at the crime scene, the source said on condition of anonymity.

It’s not clear how Gliniewicz’s gun figures into the killing. Police have declined to answer questions about whose gun was used to kill him.

The last day of work

Gliniewicz was on his way to work Tuesday morning, in the cruiser that he had taken home the day before, when he saw three suspicious people, Filenko said earlier this week.

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