HOME INVADER IS SHOT AND KILLED BY HOMEOWNER
November 04, 2010
(PUYALLUP, WA) -- The Pierce County sheriff’s office says an intruder was shot and killed during a home invasion robbery near Puyallup early Wednesday morning and police are searching for a second suspect involved in the invasion robbery.
The incident happened between Tacoma and Puyallup in the 6100 block of 72nd Street East.
The name of the man who was killed was not released, and no description of the man officers are searching for was available.
Detectives do not believe the incident was random and are also searching for a third man who lives in the house but was not home at the time of the robbery.
Sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said two masked men broke into the home about 6:30 in the morning and pistol-whipped a man who was home with his girlfriend, demanding to know where “the jewelry” was.
The invaders did obtain some jewelry and one of the masked men walked outside to load some things into his car, which is when the girlfriend of the man who was pistol whipped grabbed a shotgun from under a bed and handed it to her boyfriend and gunfire erupted between the homeowner and the robbers.
Each fired several shots at the other and one of the robbers was hit but police later learned the robber was hit by a bullet fired from his accomplice’s gun.
It appears his accomplice tried to shoot the homeowner but missed and hit his partner instead. The robber that was hit died in the driveway as he tried to get away. Some of the stolen jewelry was next to his body.
The other robber ran away and is being sought.