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Wounded burglary suspect released from hospital, booked into jail

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm with 8 Comments »
August 18, 2011 3:24 pm

A 32-year-old man shot during an interrupted burglary in Tacoma’s North End has been booked into Pierce County Jail.

The man was released from Tacoma General Hospital today, then interviewed by detectives, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. Investigators booked the man into jail this afternoon on suspicion of first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Tacoma police allege the man was burglarizing a home in the 4200 block of Alki Street shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday. A contractor who was doing work at the house arrived and found an unfamiliar minivan in the driveway.

The contractor called the homeowner, who confirmed that no one should have been at the house, police reported.

The man came outside and spotted the contractor’s pickup truck blocking the driveway. The man reportedly got into his vehicle and rammed the pickup truck.

The contractor pulled out a gun and shot the man once during a confrontation. Tacoma police officers found the injured man a couple of blocks away.

Detectives interviewed the contractor. They were also looking into the suspected burglar’s background and whether he could be connected to any other burglaries in the area.

The department will forward its investigation to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible charges, Fulghum said.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. nonstopjoe says:

    Please publish the name and phone number of the contractor – he’s the type of guy I’d like to have doing work at my house.

  2. psycodug says:

    Three round shot pattern center mass. the guy got lucky gettin it once, real lucky.

  3. Possible charges? Come on people !!! This guy deserves a Key to The City and Free Ammo for Life !!! Too many libs in the justice system – oh yeah, I forgot, the thief is another vote for hope and change – gotta protect their own !!!

  4. ItalianSpring says:

    To the contractor- allow me to recommend the Draco AK pistol in 7.62×39 for future contacts.

  5. to bad he didn’t die. just cost me a LOT of money

  6. madmike272 says:

    Yes, identify the contractor. I am certain that he will be offered as many jobs as he can handle.

  7. tonnibell says:

    SURE…..lets fix him up at the local hospital, bill it to the state (that would be us taxpayers), then send him to jail, bill it to the state (that would be us taxpayers) and we wonder why we are in a recession. Oh wait, Obama said yesterday that we are ‘close’ to a recession. Apparently he has left the planet!

  8. “..Investigators booked the man into jail..”
    “.. police allege the man..”
    “..The man came outside..”
    “..The man reportedly got into his vehicle..”
    “..and shot the man..”

    Does the “the man” have a name or is it a State secret?

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