Home intruder fatally shot after startling sleeping couple in West Palm Beach

Posted at 1:18 PM, Feb 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-13 14:18:47-05

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.