ST LOUIS, Mo- An 11-year-old from Missouri fatally shot a teenager that was attempting to break into his home, according to police.
The 11-year-old was allegedly at home alone with a 4-year-old girl around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, when two suspects entered the home.
The 16-year-old suspect was attempting to enter through the unlocked front door of the home when the 11-year-old fired the gun, reports KTVI. The gunshot hit the 16-year-old in the head, and killed the suspect.
Police say the second suspect fled the scene when they heard gunshots.
They are still investigating why the child had access to a handgun, which is believed to have been purchased by the mother of the children as a result of prior break in attempts.
The four-year-old and 11-year-old were unharmed in the incident