Grays Harbor woman fatally shoots man after he violated protection order, police say

Grays Harbor woman fatally shoots man after he violated protection order, police say

GRAY'S HARBOR, Wash. — A woman fatally shot a man after he broke into her home while violating a protection order, Gray's Harbor police say.

Detectives with the sheriff's office responded to a shooting Wednesday around 9:25 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Elma-Hicklin Road West.

A 60-year-old man called police after a 47-year-old man broke into the home armed with a knife. The 60-year-old man confronted him and a struggle broke out. A 36-year-old woman who was also home got a gun and fatally shot the 47-year-old man.

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The suspect had a court protection order in place that prohibited him from contacting the woman.

Detectives arrived with a search warrant and began investigating. The early investigation indicates the shooting was self-defense, and no arrests have been made.

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