SeaTac Homeowner Shoots and Kills Burglary Suspect

A second suspect remains at large.

Crime News: SeaTac Homeowner shoots and kills a burglary suspect.

A second suspect remains at large.

This morning a man was shot and killed by a SeaTac homeowner, as the man and another suspect attempted to break into the home. At the time, the 35-year-old homeowner was at home with his two toddlers. The incident occurred in the 17600 block of 38th Ave. South.

Just after 11 AM, SeaTac Police received a call about a possible burglary to a residence and shots being fired. When deputies arrived, they found a man lying next to a bedroom window, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

The 35-year-old homeowner told police that he heard a noise in the bedroom where his two toddlers were sleeping and, when he went to investigate, he saw two suspects attempting to break into the window.

The homeowner said he fired multiple shots, striking one of the suspects. The other suspect fled the scene on foot. Police used Guardian 1 helicopter, multiple patrol units and K-9 to search for the outstanding suspect but he was not located.

The investigation is being conducted by King County Sheriff’s detectives who will forward the case, when completed, to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a charging decision.

The SeaTac Police Department contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office for police services.

[Source: King County Sheriff’s Office]