Homeowner Fires at, Wounds, and Runs Off Burglar
By Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin highlights the latest self-defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self-defense with a gun.
At approximately 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, a Ballard resident was sleeping in his home in the 6700 block of 25th Avenue NW when he heard someone breaking into his house.
According to the Seattle Police Department, the resident armed himself with a handgun and left his room to find that the intruder had already broken into the mudroom (an entryway to take off your muddy boots) and was trying to gain access to the main house.
The resident then fired a gun through a window in the door separating the entryway from the rest of the home. The homeowner called 911 himself and officers responded.
Ten minutes later, a 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his abdomen was dropped off at Swedish Hospital in Ballard and was later transferred to Harborview Medical …Read the Rest