Good: Homeowner shoots and kills one intruder in Tacoma

Good: Homeowner shoots and kills one intruder in Tacoma

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    Good: Homeowner shoots and kills one intruder in Tacoma

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    TACOMA, Wash. -- A man was killed in what police said was either a burglary or home invasion in Tacoma on Monday afternoon.

    Tacoma police said two people broke into a house in the 3800 block of East J Street.

    The homeowner said he saw the two people, heard glass breaking and then hid in a bedroom, police said.

    Officers said when someone tried to enter the bedroom, the homeowner fired several shots through the bedroom door, killing one intruder.

    Officers said they and a K-9 were able to track the other intruder and took that person into custody.


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    Thats why they call it Tacompton. Good thing the home owner was able to defend himself, no telling what would have happened if he wasn't armed

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    He backed up as far as he could, that's all the chance you can give the BG's.
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    Officers said they and a K-9 were able to track the other intruder and took that person into custody.
    Dog musta followed the scent from the guy crapping his drawers
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    ugh I am only like 65 miles from Tacoma but I did do some growing up around there and the surrounding area. Tacoma has never been a good place. They are dressing it up now to make it feel a lot more developed but I still get the heebie jeebies when I have to take a bus through that area. Not to mention the "Aroma of Tacoma" will forever be engraved upon my senses. For those of you that don't know Tacoma used to have an old pulp mill back in the day that smell got into EVERYTHING in the entire city. you still smell it sometimes.....damn Tacoma...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage206 View Post
    ugh I am only like 65 miles from Tacoma but I did do some growing up around there and the surrounding area. Tacoma has never been a good place. They are dressing it up now to make it feel a lot more developed but I still get the heebie jeebies when I have to take a bus through that area. Not to mention the "Aroma of Tacoma" will forever be engraved upon my senses. For those of you that don't know Tacoma used to have an old pulp mill back in the day that smell got into EVERYTHING in the entire city. you still smell it sometimes.....damn Tacoma...
    Yeah, and I live in Puyallup btw (which is a really nice city, despite it's proximity). Bums and gangbangers from Tacoma will actually come here to mug people and burglarize places; you don't have to worry about that 65 miles away. It was being in Tacoma completely unarmed that initially sparked my desire to carry.

    Oh, and it still stinks there, haha. Especially at night.

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    "Shot through the door". Ugh. Worked out this time, but.

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    My thoughts exactly. I would prefer to ID the perps before firing. Well, I would prefer to not have to shoot anybody to begin with, but if in the situation I don't want to shoot blindly.
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    I believe, according to the OP, that the article stated the homeowner "heard" someone breaking glass and that he retreated and hid in a bedroom...I don't know about other folks, but the "breaking glass" would have tipped me off quickly that the visitors were unwanted and uninvited. I personally think I would have allowed them to open the bedroom door and then would have fired rather than firing through the bedroom door. I'm not necessarily worried about trying to ID my visitors, I want to make every effort to take as many out as possible, and that in itself could necessitate allowing them to open the bedroom door. I guess on the other side of the coin, if you let a hail of lead fly when you hear/see the bedroom doorknob turn or the door begin to open, then you would still stand a good chance of taking the majority of intruders down/out providing it is a hollow core door. I guess it's one of those "Ya had to be there" things!! JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillep Harding View Post
    "Shot through the door". Ugh. Worked out this time, but.
    If he lives alone and knows nobody comes to visit, then it is his choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    If he lives alone and knows nobody comes to visit, then it is his choice.
    Bingo.

    Homeowner got the jump on them and ambushed

    Awesome tactics.

    BGuys never saw it coming.......one only felt it then died.
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    Yeah, he not only has a mess to clean up, but has to replace a window and a door. At least he's around to do it.
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    Not the best approach...but a dead dirtbag is a dead dirtbag.
    Hope the surviving dirtbag pays for the other's death.
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    I suspect he retreated to his bedroom because that's where he kept his gun.

    When I get dressed in the morning, the gun goes in my holster and the wallet goes in my pocket.
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    If it was Connecticut he'd be in jail for shooting. Gun owners in CT are viewed as more of a threat then the actual criminals.

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