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Published on November 19, 2023
Intruder Fatally Shot by Homeowner Has Been Identified in the Vista Home Invasion IncidentSource: Google Street View

Yesterday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department released the identity of the deceased suspect, Theodore Anthony Stewart, who was fatally shot during a home invasion in Vista. The homeowner, defending his residence, fired at Stewart.

On November 16, as Hoodline reported, the homeowner alertly informed authorities about an unidentified individual attempting a break-in around 5 a.m. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department stated that once the intruder entered, the homeowner engaged, shooting him.

The Sheriff's Department confirmed that upon arrival, deputies found 43-year-old Theodore Anthony Stewart suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite medical assistance and transport to a hospital, Stewart was pronounced dead.

The investigation is still ongoing and the Sheriff's Department has yet to determine all the facts surrounding this incident.