Burglar fatally shot by resident in Lake Forest Park

LAKE FOREST PARK, Wash. — A burglar was fatally shot by a resident of a home in Lake Forest Park Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lake Forest Park Police Department.

At 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress.

According to police, the burglar forced entry into the occupied home and was shot by the sole resident.

Officers arrived within minutes and provided first aid to the burglar, but they died at the scene.

“Seeing a body in the doorway then all of the people, the cops, the forensics, it was a lot,” said Kelsey Cravens, a neighbor who knows the homeowner. “It’s really scary … it freaks me out because we thought this was a really nice, safe area when we moved here.”

The investigation is ongoing.

“I can’t wait to see my neighbor and give him a big hug, thank gosh it wasn’t him,” Cravens said. “I just want him to know that we’re looking out for him as well and really hope he’s alright, really hope he’s alright.”

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