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Man charged with burglarizing Tacoma house where family was sleeping

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:22 am |
January 11, 2013 10:00 am

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a man shot in the hand after allegedly breaking into a Tacoma home where a family of four was sleeping.

Ricci Bibbs, 23, faces single counts of first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and making a false statement to a public servant. A warrant was issued for his arrest Thursday.

According to court documents:

Bibbs and an unidentified man kicked in the front door of the house July 29, waking a woman sleeping upstairs. As she left her bedroom to investigate the noise, the unidentified man stuck a .40 caliber pistol in her face and she screamed.

Her scream woke one of her sons, who rushed to her defense and began struggling with the unidentified man. The son was shot in the stomach during the fight.

The woman’s boyfriend then woke up and swung a baseball bat at Bibbs. It’s unclear how Bibbs was shot in the hand.

Moments after the shooting, Bibbs sought treatment for a gunshot wound at Tacoma General Hospital. He told doctors and police he was shot while seeking pain pills in the city.

Bibbs has prior convictions for assault and burglary, according to court records.

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