A man who had tried to break into a neighbor’s home Friday morning was shot and killed by one of the residents, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were dispatched to a call at 7:22 a.m. that a man who had been trying to break into a home at 66th Street and 87th Street, off of Rosedale Street, had been shot, according to spokesman Sgt. Darren Moss. They found a 36-year-old man dead on the back porch of the home. They had the shooter come outside and took him into custody without incident.
Sheriff’s detectives investigated a shooting on 87th Street, off of Rosedale Street.
Detectives determined that the deceased man and his girlfriend lived next door and after getting into a fight the previous night she went to the neighbor’s house for the evening. The boyfriend tried to break into the house Monday morning and was shot.
The shooter, a 59-year-old man, was interviewed and released. The police report has been sent to the county Prosecutor’s Office for review.
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