Police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into a South Tacoma home Tuesday afternoon, then shooting at a woman who tried to stop the burglary.
Tacoma officers booked the man into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. He’s scheduled to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
The woman and her son were inside the home in the 7600 block of South Clement Avenue about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Tacoma police spokesman Naveed Benjamin said.
The woman was sleeping upstairs in the two-story home when a loud noise outside woke her. She looked out a window and spotted a man on the back porch. The man was bending over and picking up a brick, Benjamin said.
The woman yelled at the man.
She grabbed one of her boyfriend’s rifles. When she looked outside again, she spotted the man running along the side of the house as he carried a bag, Benjamin said.
The woman ran outside and spotted the man get into a car. The woman got the license plate of the car.
“The guy turned and fired at her one or two times,” Benjamin said.
The woman was not hit and officers found no property damaged.
The woman called officers and reported she thought the suspected burglar was a friend of her boyfriend’s, Benjamin said. Officers were given a description of the vehicle.
A sergeant spotted the car and conducted a high-risk stop. The suspect was arrested.
Officers found stolen property. They also confirmed the suspect was a friend of the woman’s boyfriend, Benjamin said.