Homeowner Defends Herself After Home Intruder Ignores Warnings

A homeowner in Poulsbo, WA was forced to shoot an intruder after he refused to heed her verbal commands to stop breaking into her house.

The incident unfolded just before 2 a.m. on Sunday in the 16000 block of Highway 305.

Detectives say the female homeowner said she heard someone breaking into her home. She called 911 and then armed herself with a gun. She says she gave the suspect ample warning, but he continued to break into her house. That’s when she fired her weapon.

Deputies found the wounded suspect at the scene and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.  The suspect was transported to Tacoma General Hospital with gunshot wounds.

The homeowner was alone at the time of the incident and police say the woman was shaken up, but was not injured. She will not face any charges stemming from the incident and police continue to investigate the suspect’s motives.