Alleged burglar shot dead inside Lancaster home

A man, possibly a burglary suspect, was shot dead by a resident at a home in Lancaster on Sunday.

The shooting in the 45100 block of Loma Vista Drive was reported to authorities at 6:43 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau reported.

Deputies were sent to a home in response to a "burglary now, person shot" call and located a man who had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body. Michael Lashomb, a 27-year-old homeless man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family was inside of the home and heard loud banging noises. A family member then entered the upstairs bedroom, where "fearing for his safety and the safety of his children, the resident armed himself with a handgun and fired one shot, striking the suspect," according to a sheriff's statement. No residents were injured.

It appears the suspect entered the home through one of the downstairs rear windows.

Sheriff's homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting death to call them at 323-890-5500.

CNS contributed to this story.