A homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar during a break-in at his SeaTac home Thursday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The 35-year-old man told deputies he was at his home in the 17600 block of 38th Avenue South around 11 a.m. when he heard a noise in the bedroom where his two toddlers were sleeping, the sheriff’s office said. When the man went to investigate he saw two men trying to break into a window, the sheriff’s office said.
The man fired several gunshots, hitting one of the men. Deputies found the dead man next to a bedroom window.
The second alleged burglar fled before deputies arrived, the sheriff’s office said.
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A search for the suspect was unsuccessful.
The shooting was just east of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.