Skip to comments.Intruder fatally shot by homeowner in North Bend (WA)
Posted on 03/31/2012 11:20:39 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
A 30-year-old man was shot and killed Friday evening after he broke into a North Bend home, according to officials with the King County Sheriffs Office. The homeowner shot the intruder because the intruder threatened the homeowner and his girlfriend, said officials.
According to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriffs Office, the fatal shooting occurred after 11:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Southeast 5th Street when a woman called about a man pounding on her door and windows.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they could not find the man, but they heard a large crash and banging from a nearby house, said officials.
The sheriffs office said a 46-year-old man and his girlfriend were woken up by the sound of glass breaking. The intruder broke a sliding glass door to enter their home.
West said while the couple hid locked themselves in a bedroom and spoke with a 911 operator, the intruder continued to threaten them.
According to West, the intruder was yelling, "Where are you at? I'm going to kill you."
The man who lived inside of the home retrieved his handgun, according to officials. He told the intruder he had a gun and to get out of his house.
After the intruder kept threatening the homeowner, he knocked the bedroom door down, and the homeowner fired at the intruder, said West.
When deputies arrived at the scene they found the intruders body outside of the bedroom.
West said the incident was a clear case of self-defense.
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Western Washington has had a rash of home intrusion breakins lately, one last week just a mile from my house, where the home owner was tied up with his own shoelaces. And I still have to argue with my wife why its important to keep a gun in my nightstand. She is one of those, "I don't mind having them in the house, as long as they are locked up" type people.
Do we have a high school prom photo of the intruder?
I’m sure one is on the way.
Whoa! Hold on there. We’re going to have to know the races of all involved to decide if this was self-defense or not!
At least you wife will let you keep a gun in the house. My wife is still arguing against it. Cavello’s is opening soon and I plan on getting a firearm. I can’t wait for police to respond in case someone breaks in.
I love a happy ending...pardon me I’m beginning to get a little misty eyed here.....
Hoss you have a problem..My wife just completed her NRA CCT. Her training and her S&W Ladysmith 542 loaded with Hormandy hollow points now means she controls her choices. Aways remember when seconds count the Police are minutes away.....you call 911 to clean up the mess.....
Where’s a photo of him in his playpen? “No arrest, shot in the chest!!”
I saw that on the news and the one old guy was saying “well, ya come in my house uninvited and bang - that’s it.”
And then the middle age gal “I don’t have any guns...I don’t know what I would have done.”
Just down the freeway in Issaquah last fall when that gunman was roaming the school area, some kids ran into some guy’s garage. The gunman watched them go in and the owner closed the door. One of the kids asked “Hey mister - ya got a gun?” Sadly the owner said no. Luckily the nutcase didn’t go after them.
Obama said, “If I had a son, he would look like ***”.
Obama seems to have had a lot of sons we don’t know about.
Thank whatever God may be out there, I’m not married. The only moron I have to talk in to things id myself.
This homeowner/shooter played this thing exactly right!
I will be moving to the lynnwood area or nearby. North of Seattle . Can you tell me where I should stay clear of? I haven’t found an apt yet.
Burglars really need a meet and greet with Jesus..
-OR- the Choir in Hell got a new RAPPER..
If it’s happening in North Bend, it can happen anywhere. North Bend is a smallish town in the outer suburbs. It’s maybe 30 miles from Seattle - not some sort of urban slum.
North Bend is nice, but some of those back roads do have there share of drug operations. And the one case a few weeks ago noted in number one where the homeowner was tied up was in a REAL nice neighborhood with what seemed to be million dollar homes. 3 Hispanics crashed through the slider - he’s lucky to be alive.
“Obama seems to have had a lot of sons we dont know about.”
You are talking about Mrs. Obama, right? Because it is known that Mr. Obama putts from the rough.
Keep in mind that criminals often have access to cars, and try to rob/burglarize houses and people at a distance from their domicile.
Professionals plan their operations, with particular care to select goods that can be sold easily and get away routes. A German soldier named “Lamm” was cashiered, and made a career as a bank robber, hence the term ‘on the Lamm’ for following a preplanned and rehearsed get away route.
That’s where refugees from Seattle move for a low crime rate and peace and quiet.
No one is safe.
Always hard to predict the race in metro Seattle.
I live in Bellevue - almost no Blacks, 27% Asian, and 25% foreign born (lots of Russians and Eastern Europeans).
I have to side with your wife about a gun in your home. Be careful what you wish for.
Keep working on her - I have a .357 on my side and she has a .32 auto on her side. She also carries a Taurus Slim 9mm because it's small enough for her purse and large enough to get a solid grip on.
Years ago, I visited a friend and he had at least one gun hidden, but easy to access in every room of his house. I thought he was nuts. Today, I do the same.
If Obama and his side of the abyss get their way, things will be a bit chaotic for a while and we're prepared to defend the homefront.
Sheesh, Buddy... The verb "let" is why I'm on my third marriage: this Mrs. Chainmail fully supports all of my decisions, including having a massive collection of home invasion deterrent weapons.
Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.
I have to disagree with you, my FRiend - I believe that it is a solemn responsibility of all citizens to be armed and responsible for their own defense. I guess that you have to know yourself but in my view, we all should be working for a solid (and safe) network of protected families able to instantly respond if their home or their neighbor's homes are attacked.
BTW, you should restore your Austin Healey now: they are one of the best classic cars in the world and the parts aren't getting any easier to find. I know - I restored a '58 Morgan 4/4.
Locked up? Are your guns criminals?
I love them too. Glad the perp got to see his promise land in hell. Probably a white perp or hispanic, that is why the media in not trying to incite civil unrest again.
Do we have a high school prom photo of the intruder?
I don’t know about the photo, but I am sure he went to church every Sunday, and had straight “A’s” in school.
Just keep it locked up and when the intruder breaks your door down tell him to wait quietly while you figure out how to unlock the safe and retrieve your weapon, it should be very easy as long as you have nerves of steel and ice water in your veins, of course you won’t be shaking in fear so that you can’t even find your own arse with both hands as most of us would be. Keep telling the intruder, “No fair shooting before I get my gun out.” Any decent madman will be glad to wait for you to get ready to shoot back at him.
Or you could think about finding another wife who is more realistic.
By the way, why is it that people who think guns should be locked up never recommend keeping fire extinguishers securely locked away?
Poor guy. I’m sure he went there only looking for skittles and an iced tea.
If you need to be near the Lynnwood-Everett area I would check the town of Snohomish which is not a far drive from either. Its surprisingly a conservative strong hold in a very liberal area of WA, and it has that small town appeal. You will find bad guys in any town, but not in the numbers you get, the closer you get to the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Lynnwood, and Everett.
We do have a 10 year old son, so my wife does have valid concerns. But we did come to a compromise. I have a bedside gun safe that is unlocked in the evening and all night long, with my car keys inside so I dont forget to lock it up again when I go to work.
As for wifes that are afraid to have guns in the house, the real problem is they are afraid of guns. I need to take advice that was given to me. Buy them an easy to shoot 22 and take them out shooting with friends that do have wifes that shoot, or a gun club that have women members. Seeing other women having fun shooting works wonders. Then once they become comfortable with the 22, buy them something better suited for protection. Im going to take that approach this summer, letting her shoot my sons 22LR Cricket.
Oh, and getting her permission to get my son his Cricket? That is another story.
You have to let her know two things;
You are responsible for the security of the household.
You will determine the best means to accomplish this.
By the same token there are plenty of other things in the house that my wife has chosen to take responsibility for and I leave her alone with her choices too.
There are many of us who need to keep firearms away from small, curious hands.
There are also many proven biometric safes available. Smart choice.
Take some sound (pun) advice. Take the Edmonds ferry over to Kingston and find yourself a place you can sleep at night. Lynwood is a zoo, and the animals cruise the nearby neighborhoods. My MIL in Edmonds, car broken into in the church parking lot. Her 'gated community' home broken into twice, once at night while she was there.
I never even go to that side of the water unless it's unavoidable.
And if you're going to drive to commit a crime, you might as well drive to a low-crime area where they aren't expecting trouble.
And that's what has been happening more and more. SB1070 (and others) is working. But they're not leaving the US.
" SACRAMENTO California has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizonas tough immigration law, saying it would drive illegal immigrants into other states.
By The Associated Press Published: March 28, 2012 at 9:36 am
The Arizona law passed two years ago has been largely blocked by court order because of court challenges. Among other things, it makes in a crime to be in the country illegally and to seek work.
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled an April 25 hearing and a ruling is expected in June.
The San Francisco Chronicle says California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined 10 other states in asking that the Arizona law be overturned.
Harris says in documents filed Tuesday that the law exceeds state authority, conflicts with national policy and would drive illegal immigrants into other states."
The perp in this case, I would guess, was on a drug fueled tear. He was believed to have been harassing people at a gas station, then he went from house to house in a residential neighborhood, banging on doors and walls and yelling(*).
(*) Not peeping through the windows and crying through the locks. That was a different guy.
The difference is that I have trained my wife and children, and and we all have CHLs. And I have built my own range, where I am training all six grandchildren in gun safety and proper use.
What makes you fearsome of having a firearm in your house?
You already (should) bear full responsibility for your family's safety. Be careful that you don't receive what you don't wish for...
(FWIW, my "restoration project" is the Formula "S" Barracuda I ordered in 1965...)
I was younger than your son when my mother taught me how to shoot her H&R 922. (She demoed its capabilities by lighting kitchen matches with it at 20’.) Teach him well and let him shoot and clean your handguns. That kills the “curiosity” risk — and you have a backup partner if need be.
You may have helped me make up my mind! The key sentence in your post is “I am responsible for security”.
Stay away from “cheap” apartments. Usually those are crime infested. Your residence should be your top priority expense.
That said, home invasions can take place any where. The so called gated communities even are not hard to invade. Have a firearm handy. It may save your life. I will this month after a long period of indecisiveness.