Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Alleged Intruder Shot Dead By Homeowner In Quiet Neighborhood

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A Santa Clarita resident fatally shot a man who was attempting to break into his apartment, police said.

According to NBC L.A., the shooting occurred a little after 9:00 p.m. on Friday in the 26000 block of Isabella Parkway in the Canyon Country area.

As KTLA reports, the resident commanded the burglar to leave when he heard him breaking into the apartment, but ignored him. According to the sheriff's department, the resident fired the gun when the intruder broke a window and began climbing inside.

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal notes that the intruder was shot multiple times. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Support for LAist comes from

Residents say they're shocked that something like this would happen in their otherwise peaceful neighborhood.

"It's quiet, I've lived here probably 7.5 years and we've never had anything," neighbor Shelly Molinar told KTLA. "So, it's kind of scary...because you feel like you live in a safe neighborhood."

City News Service reports that the resident who shot the intruder is being held by authorities until they can verify his story.

If you have information, call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.