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Tacoma Man Shoots Burglar

Posted on the 09 April 2011 by Mikeb302000
One of our Anonymous commenters, whom I'm sure we know by another name, left us a link to this story, which had nothing to do with the post he attached it to. Nevertheless, I liked it.
A suspected burglar was fatally shot at 1:30 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 3800 block of East J Street in Tacoma, according to Mark Fulghum, spokesman for the Tacoma Police Department.
A man who lived at the residence told police he heard people at the door, then locked himself in an upstairs bedroom, Fulghum said.
The suspects broke in through a sliding-glass door in the back. When one suspect climbed the stairs and was on the other side of the bedroom door, the resident fired multiple rounds through the door, hitting the suspect multiple times, Fulghum said. The suspect died on the scene.
Police have another suspect in custody.
The man inside the residence said he thought he saw three suspects through a window, but the status of a possible third suspect is unknown.
I wish I could ask Farago's Armed Intelligentsia what they think about this. Is locking oneself in an upstairs bedroom at 1:30 in the afternoon when hearing noises part of the home defense plan?  What about shooting blindly through the door?
It sounds to me like the homeowner should be in custody.  What do you think?
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