EVERETT — A homeowner allegedly shot and killed a burglar Thursday morning.
The fatal encounter happened around 4:50 a.m. in the 1600 block of 126th Street SE, the Everett Police Department said. The homeowner, in his 70s, reportedly heard noise and confronted the burglar — a man in his 30s — and shot him.
When police arrived, they found an injured man in the home and began emergency first aid, which Everett Fire continued until the victim was declared dead.
Detectives reportedly found evidence the dead man had broken into the home and gone into a room where firearms were kept. They were investigating the shooting.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the victim’s identity, as well as his cause and manner of death.