Skip to comments.Homeowner shoots intruder: "It came down to either me or him"(WA)
Posted on 05/15/2012 3:50:47 AM PDT by marktwain
NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. -
A jealous ex-boyfriend broke into the Newman Lake home of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend early Sunday morning and was shot and killed by the homeowner.
Spokane County Sheriff deputies say a Honeymoon Bay homeowner was acting in self defense when he shot the armed intruder, identified late Monday afternoon by the Spokane County Medical Examiner as 43-year-old Sean M. Parsons.
Parsons had been served a no-contact several hours prior to the shooting, but that didn't stop him from taking a shotgun and a pistol to Doug Snarski's Honeymoon Bay home to confront his ex-girlfriend and Snarski.
Early Sunday morning around 1 a.m. Parsons slipped into the couple's home, when he started calling out to the couple.
"All of a sudden we heard his voice down here saying 'Where are you? Come out' and that's when she said that's him. She recognized his voice," Snarski said.
So he grabbed his revolved and stood at the top of the stairs while Parsons detailed his intentions to kill him and his girlfriend.
"He goes 'Nobody's getting out of here alive. I got 24 rounds for my shotgun, I plan using them all,'" he said.
At that point 911 dispatchers were on the phone - Snarski had already dialed them - and listening as he tried to defuse the situation.
"I'm trying to talk him down, just leave, don't worry about it, it'll be OK but he was on a mission to kill," he said.
At that point Parsons fired a pair of shotgun blasts at Snarski, peppering the top of the stairwell with buckshot. Snarski decided he'd hold his fire unless the gunman tried to reach the second floor.
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Wow. Patience of Job. Under fire. Don't have it. As soon as I could see him and he was in my house, and I could hit him, I'd be shooting. Worked out real well for him though.
At that point 911 dispatchers were on the phone...
A court order and a 911 operator on the phone were not going to stop this guy.
the spot where he fell now marked by black plastic which covers the spot where the man bled to death.
what could have happened if he hadn't defended him and his girlfriend.
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Anyway, one less bozo in the world.
Absolutely terrifying. He was going to murder this couple. He got his just due first. He should be burried in a potter’s field without a headstone.
It sounds like a name from a TV show so bad that its best line was the characters introducing themselves. "I'm Snarski, he's Hutch."
Than heavens this couple did not live in a city or state where the gun control nuts were in charge!
I just love a story with a happy ending!
Husky and Starch.
Fortunately for the homeowner, this guy never absorbed the wisdom of Tuco.
"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk!"
This is one cool dude.
Yeah, those restraining orders work just about as well as those "No Guns" signs. And 911 saves the day again.
Concur. Wonder if new BF is ex-mil. That might explain the "coolness under fire". At any rate, a good outcome all around.
Yeah, but they're great "witnesses" that the victim went over and beyond the "call of duty" to avoid trouble.
Are the "gun-control nuts" in charge in Spokane?? I know they are in Seattle/King County, and to a slightly lesser degree in Tacoma/Pierce County, but I thought Spokane was more conservative. Not that I plan on living in any of the three cities (country and plan to stay that way).
“I just laid on the ground around the corner and watched his shadow come up with the lights and as soon as I knew he had hit that last step I just pointed up and let him have it,” he said.
This is one cool dude.
I will need to remember this under pressure...I have a spot upstairs where given a similar scenario I could safely wait out the intruder...until the shadow told me to squeeze...that would be tough wait!
If an armed intruder breaks into my house, I am not talking him down, I am taking him down. I will be proactive, not reactive.
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