Police: Homeowner shoots, kills showering intruder in Mason County

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Showering Intruder

MASON COUNTY, Wash. — A Mason County homeowner who shot and killed an intruder he found taking a shower in his bathroom Saturday is facing a second-degree murder charge.

Police say the homeowner, a man, found a screen taken off a window on his property along East Trails Road. He then noticed someone kicked in his door.

The intruder, identified as 31-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Rosa from Bothell, was killed, officials told KIRO 7 News.

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Police said Saturday afternoon that Rosa was shot while taking a shower. The homeowner, who thought Rosa was drunk, left the bathroom to get his gun.

Authorities report that the homeowner returned and shot Rosa through shower curtains four times. The homeowner never talked to Rosa.

The shooting is under investigation. Read Washington state use of force laws here.