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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Contractor shoots burglar.

By Kiro.TV
A burglary suspect was shot late Wednesday morning in Tacoma after a contractor interrupted a burglary in progress, police said.
Tacoma police said the contractor arrived at a home, near 40th and Alki streets, and caught the burglar in the act. When the suspect started ramming the contractor's truck, the contractor opened fire.

SLIDESHOW: Police Investigate Scene Of Tacoma Shooting

Officers said the wounded suspect then fled to 39th and North Stevens streets, where police found him lying on some grass and suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was transported to Tacoma General Hospital. Police said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Police said there were a number of items in the home’s driveway, including weapons and a TV, that looked like they were going to be loaded into a car.

Neighbors said incidents like this are rare in the area.

"We're home in the summertime, usually in the middle of the day; it's very quiet and peaceful and there are a lot of people who do stay home in the middle of the day, and that's kind of scary," Josie Turner said.

Police said the contractor isn't under arrest and that, for now, they're treating the shooting as a case of self defense.


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