TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Pierce County say they are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.
Pierce County deputies arrived at a Tacoma residence early Saturday morning after receiving a report of an intruder being shot.
According to law enforcement officials, the homeowner - who has not been identified - woke up to the sound of a burglar outside. After warning the suspect he was in the house, there was a physical confrontation that resulted in the homeowner fatally shooting the suspect, firing one round, police said.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner identified the dead man as 28-year-old Viktor Starovevrov of Tacoma.