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A man in Washington state was forced to defend itself on Friday — through a variety of means — after he was attacked in the kitchen of his home by an intruder, who was eventually shot in the chest during the fight, according to officials.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post they were contacted around 12:32 a.m. after the homeowners reported a burglary in the house.
Investigators told Q13 News, the home owner did his best to fend off the burglary suspect in his kitchen with a piece of wood. When that did not stop the suspect, the man grabbed a weapon and fired a shot, hitting the intruder in the chest.
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“The homeowner knew that he did the right thing, and the only thing he could do to protect himself and his wife,” Lt. Tim Rudloff told Q13 News.
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(Thurston County Sheriff’s Office)
The suspect was transported to an area hospital with a single gunshot wound and is expected to survive, according to the sheriff’s office.
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As soon as he is discharged from hospital, the suspect has yet to be determined will be charged with first-degree burglary.
The homeowner will not face any charges since he’s in his right to the protection of his home, police said.
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The sheriff’s office said that the to remember that the audience is not the approach of someone who breaks into their house, and instead to call 911.