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January 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Burglar fatally shot by Everett homeowner was 22

The man shot and killed yesterday during a burglary near Everett was 22 years old, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the shooting.

The homeowner is 54 and did not know the intruder, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives have seized a vehicle that may be connected with the dead man.

The shooting happened in the 10500 block of 21st Avenue Southeast. Sheriff’s Bureau Chief Kevin Prentiss said the homeowner “surprised” the suspect inside the home and shot him during a confrontation.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released identification of the dead man.

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