TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma police are calling a fatal shooting self defense after a homeowner shot two burglars who were trying to break into his home, killing one burglar and wounding the other.
The incident happened around 4:40 a.m. Monday at a home in the 400 block of South 38th Street.
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Neighbor Trudi Mann woke up to sounds of people arguing next door, then heard two gunshots.
“A little before four, I heard gunshots and at that point called police,” she said. “It's scary. My kids are grown, but I told my son I'd be a little concerned. He keeps our garage really locked up.”
Tacoma police said the homeowner was woken up by dogs barking. He had been a victim of burglaries recently and went outside to investigate.
The man spotted two burglars trying to break into his garage and home.
“He was armed, held them at gun point. And at one point while he was detaining them, both subjects charged at him. He fired at both and hit both of them, ” said Mark Fulghum, Tacoma Police Department. Read more
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