By Jenn Jacques
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In Shoreline, WA, a homeowner in fear for his family’s safety was forced to open fire on a suspected burglar who was smashing windows and trying to kick in the door to his home early Thursday, police said.
The drama unfolded at about 2:50 a.m. when the 44-year-old husband, his wife and two daughters, age 19 and 11, were awakened by the noises of an unknown home intruder yelling and kicking at the front door of their home in the 100 block of NE 174th Street, according to Shoreline police.
The homeowner grabbed his 9-mm handgun as his oldest daughter called 911 and the family locked themselves in a back bedroom of the house, said Sgt. Jason Houck of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The daughter told 911 dispatchers that the family had seen and heard a shirtless man kicking at their doors, yelling profanities and trying to break in. She then told dispatchers they could hear the sound of glass shattering at the front of the house.
The husband, hearing the breaking glass, left the bedroom with his gun. He went to the front of the home, where he saw the suspect standing just outside the front window and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms