Tacoma homeowner shoots man during attempted break-in



TACOMA, Wash. - A Tacoma resident shot a man who attempted to break into his home early Saturday morning, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News partner The Tacoma News Tribune reported.


The incident happened at a home in the 600 block of North Pine Street when a couple inside the home was awakened at about 2:10 a.m. by the sound of someone entering through their front door.


According to police, the husband shouted at the intruder that he was at the wrong house.


Police said the husband got his handgun as the intruder kept trying to break the door knob. The husband warned the intruder again, but the intruder did not heed warnings that the homeowner was carrying a gun, police said. The man fired a shot through the door which wounded the suspect.


The intruder suffered a non-lethal wound and was taken to a hospital to be treated.


Detectives will continue to investigate the incident.