Burglar fired at homeowner before suicide

Burglar fired at homeowner before suicide

Burglar fired at homeowner before suicide

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM

WINSTON, Ore. (AP) -- A man broke into a Southern Oregon home early Sunday morning and fired several shots at a homeowner who happened upon the break-in. Police say he then fired shots at responding officers and, finding himself surrounded, killed himself.

An unidentified homeowner found Johnathan Bunch in his Winston home after midnight on Sunday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says Bunch fired at the homeowner several times but missed before fleeing.

While the homeowner was on the phone with police, Bunch fired at him again and ran to a nearby barn.

Police say Bunch fired at a Roseburg Police Officer. The sheriff's SWAT team surrounded him and brought crisis negotiators, who said Bunch was lying under a car and not moving.

A county medical examiner said Bunch killed himself with a handgun.
 

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