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Homeowner fatally shoots intruder near Battle Ground

The intruder tried to enter the man's home, threatened to "hurt" his wife and assaulted him before he was shot, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said.
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BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — A man shot and killed an intruder after the intruder tried to enter the man's home, threatened to "hurt" his wife and assaulted him Thursday night, the Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) said.

According to CCSO, someone from inside the home, located in the area of Northeast 176th Avenue and 202nd Street, about four miles southeast of Battle Ground, called 911 shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday.

The caller said an unknown man had gotten past a locked driveway gate and was at the front door of the home and demanded to be let in. The caller said the man was upset and agitated.

The other residents of the home hid in a back bedroom while staying on the phone with 911, the homeowner grabbed a handgun and answered the door to speak to the intruder, who tried to move past the homeowner and into the home. The homeowner tried to calm the intruder and speak to him on the front porch. The intruder told the homeowner to shoot him or he'd "go after" or "hurt" his wife.

After several minutes, the intruder assaulted the homeowner and the homeowner shot him. The man died at the scene, CCSO said.

CCSO said the homeowner and residents have cooperated with the investigation and no arrests have been made. There is no danger to the public and there are no outstanding suspects, according to CCSO.

The CCSO major crimes unit and tactical detective unit responded to the scene.

   

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