Gig Harbor man shoots, wounds stranger at his home

GIG HARBOR — A Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman says a Gig Harbor-area homeowner has shot and wounded a stranger who reportedly was trying to enter the man’s house without permission.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital Thursday evening. His condition was not known.

The News Tribune reported that the homeowner was not arrested.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the homeowner told deputies a man drove up and got out of a black pickup and started heading for the man’s front door. Troyer says the homeowner armed himself with a handgun and went outside to ask the man what he wanted. The spokesman says the stranger ignored the resident’s warnings and kept heading toward the house occupied by the homeowner’s wife and teenage children.

Troyer says the homeowner shot the man once in the back as he walked inside the house. The resident then called 911.

More in Local News

Departing mayor’s locally drawn portrait joins city’s pantheon

Artist Elizabeth Person’s portrait of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will hang with others at City Hall.

Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan

The proposal also includes money for the mental health system and efforts to fight opioid addiction.

One dead in crash south of Granite Falls

Two cars collided near the intersection of N. Lake Roesiger Road and Hidden Valley Road.

2 women struck, injured while crossing busy roads

The first happened Wednesday night in Everett. The second was Thursday morning in Edmonds.

Lynnwood robbery leads to lockdown at Edmonds schools

Edmonds police said it was just a precaution as they search around Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Marysville 7-Eleven hit by armed robbers

Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a police dog, but the man couldn’t be found.

Snohomish man, 63, missing from home since Monday

He left without his keys, wallet and phone, saying something about going to “the river.”

Counties fed up with unfunded mandates may sue the state

For example, no money has been provided to install, maintain and clear out required ballot boxes.

4 teens accused of murder plead not guilty

Prosecutors allege they worked together to plan and executea robbery that was supposed to get drugs.

Most Read