Homeowner attempted to calm the agitated, unwanted trespasser to no avail
An unwanted trespasser was shot and killed Thursday by the homeowner of a residence near Battle Ground, according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 9:46 p.m. Thursday (July 8), deputies were dispatched to 20312 NE 176th Avenue, for a welfare check. The 9-1-1 caller stated that an unknown and unwanted male was at the front door of the residence demanding entry. The unwanted male was emotionally distraught. The 9-1-1 caller also indicated that the unwanted male had gotten past a locked driveway gate and was trespassing.
The homeowner answered the door armed with a handgun and attempted to speak to the unwanted male, who attempted to push his way past the homeowner and gain entry to the house. The homeowner was able to calm the agitated male enough so that they could have a conversation on the front porch of the residence. The remaining residents of the house hid in a back bedroom while remaining on the phone with 9-1-1.
According to the 9-1-1 caller, the unwanted male was telling the homeowner to shoot him, and that if he did not shoot him, the male would “go after” or “hurt” the homeowner’s wife.
After several minutes of the homeowner trying to deescalate the unwanted male, the male assaulted the homeowner and was shot by the homeowner. The male died at the scene.
The homeowner and residents have been cooperative with the detectives’ investigation. No arrests have been made in this case, and the investigation is ongoing.
The name of the deceased male will likely be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office once proper next of kin notification has been made. The name of the homeowner has not yet been released.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.