Homeowner Lucky to Avoid Charges After Shooting At Fleeing Robbers
By Bob Owens
This bizarre instance of a home invasion in Ferndale (WA) earlier this week could have easily resulted in criminal charges for everyone involved, including the homeowner.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said the incident began at about 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday in the 4000 block of Elder Road in Ferndale. A homeowner said the unknown suspects had knocked on and then opened his unlocked door and entered his home. The suspects were wearing masks and bandanas.
“One was armed with a knife and one had pepper spray,” the sheriff’s office said.
When the homeowner — a 19-year-old man — confronted the suspects, “one of them sprayed the victim in the face with the pepper spray. The victim … then armed himself with a rifle and displayed it at the suspects. The suspects ran out of the house chased by the homeowner.”
Three of the suspects jumped into a green Honda and a fourth suspect fled on foot.
“As the suspect vehicle fled, the victim fired two rounds from the rifle in an attempt to disable the vehicle,” the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies found the suspects’ car nearby; it was disabled and had at least one bullet hole in it, the sheriff’s office said.
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Source:: Bearing Arms