Washington woman fatally shoots intruder

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GRAY’S HARBOR, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say a Gray’s Harbor woman has fatally shot a man who broke into a home and violated a protective order she had against him.

KIRO-TV reported Thursday that police responded to the shooting late Wednesday after the 47-year-old man broke into the home armed with a knife.

A 60-year-old man at the home confronted him and during a struggle, a 36-year-old woman who was also at the home fatally shot the intruder.

The news station reports the woman had a court order prohibiting the man from contacting her. No one was arrested.

No further details have been released, including the names of those involved.

Detectives continue to investigate and have obtained a search warrant.


Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html