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UPDATED: Tacoma homeowner shoots would-be burglar in the face

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
June 20, 2012 7:01 am

Tacoma police said a homeowner shot a would-be burglar in the face with a shotgun Tuesday evening when he tried to break into a home through a window.

The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. at the corner of South 14th and South Madison streets.

“The homeowner fired a shot and hit the suspect in the face,” police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Officers used a K-9 team to search the home and make sure nobody else was inside. Police initially reported that there was a second suspect but they now believe the injured man was the only person trying to break into the house.

The would-be burglar was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. He is expected to survive.

The homeowner has not been arrested.

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