Police arrest man connected to home invader shot, killed by 11-year-old boy

Missouri home 22-year-old, btbPolice arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly trying to break in to a home along with a teenager who was fatally shot by an 11-year-old boy inside of the home on Thursday.

Stevieon Jackson, who lives on the same street as the home where the break-in and shooting occurred in St. Louis County, was arrested by police on suspicion of burglary.

The unidentified child, who was home alone with his four-year-old sister, shot Lamonte Streeter, 16, in the head when the suspect tried to break into the home located on Hallwood Drive, police say.

‘An 11-year-old who was inside picked up a handgun and fired one round, striking the suspect and fatally wounding him,’ Sgt. Brian Schellman told KTVI.

‘It just seems that at this point anyone can pull the trigger on a weapon, it’s very scary.’

Police say they are investigating why the children were home alone.

They are also looking into why the child had access to a handgun, but cops say they think it’s because their mother had purchased a gun because of previous break-in attempts.

Streeter’s mother, Lawanda Hamilton said that her son was a good boy.

‘He was just a fun person. He liked to have fun, he was a good boy, he tried, he really did,’ Lawanda Hamilton told KTVI.

The victim’s grandfather, Lynn Hamilton, said that his grandson was loved.

‘He was very loved, he would do anything in the world for his grandpa, loved his grandma,’ Lynn Hamilton told KTVI.

Some neighbors say that the boy called Streeter to his front porch and shot him, but police say that his body was found inside of the home.

Joshuan Sneed, who lives across the street, says that the shooting should have never happened.

‘It should have went another whole another route I think parents could have sat down and talked about issue they had and resolved it before it got to that point because they both were friends,’ Sneed told KTVI.

Lynn Hamilton also said that her son was starting to turn his life around.

‘It’s a struggle for every teenager nowadays, he still was a good kid.He didn’t deserve to die not like this,’ she told KTVI.

Source: The DailyMail

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