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April 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Enumclaw homeowner kills intruder; second sought

Enumclaw-area scene where a homeowner shot at two intruders, killing one. (King County Sheriff's Office photo)

Enumclaw-area scene where a homeowner shot at two intruders, killing one. (King County Sheriff’s Office photo)

An Enumclaw-area homeowner fired several shotgun rounds at two intruders today, killing one of them, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Cindi West says a second intruder fled in an SUV of the homeowner’s daughter. The vehicle is described as a gray 2002 Ford Explorer with license-plate number 249ZCL. West said that the homeowner shot out the passenger window of the SUV and may have wounded the fleeing intruder. The shooting occurred in the 48100 block of 323rd Avenue Southeast.

KOMO-TV says deputies found the dead intruder on the front lawn of the home.

Although detectives are still interviewing people at the scene to find out more about what happened, West said it seemed the homeowner had just gotten back home when he discovered the intruders in his house. West said the person who fired several rounds at the intruders is uninjured.

The shooting comes less than two weeks after a Maple Valley veterinarian shot two intruders, killing one. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is still weighing whether the homeowner was justified in shooting the intruders on April 5. If the shooting was not justified, he could be criminally charged.

We’ll update this post as soon as we have additional information.

 

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