Homeowner shoots, kills alleged burglar in Seattle’s Greenwood

Seattle police said the homeowner reported the suspected burglar climbed over a fence in his backyard just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday and confronted him.

SEATTLE — A homeowner shot dead a suspected burglar in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle early Saturday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Around 2:30 a.m., a resident near the 900 block of North 101st Street called 911 and reported a disturbance at a neighbor’s home and that they heard someone say to call 911.

Incoming Seattle police officers found a man with a gunshot wound in a backyard and administered first aid. Paramedics from the Seattle Fire Department also arrived and administered first aid, but the man was eventually transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The man later died from his injuries, according to Seattle police.

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Seattle police said the homeowner reported the man climbed a fence in his backyard and confronted him. The alleged burglar refused to leave the house once confronted, according to the homeowner. The homeowner then shot and killed the suspected burglar, Seattle police said.

Seattle police said homicide detectives will continue to investigate the shooting. Investigators were on site Saturday morning collecting evidence.

Seattle police did not say whether or not there will be charges related to the incident. No arrests were made.

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