Washington Homeowner Who Shot Two Intruders “Had His Right” To Do That
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office made no arrests in connection with a shooting in a private property in which the owner shot one of two men trying to break into his home.
“At 04:21 a.m. our 911 dispatchers received a call of a home invasion in Spanaway near 165th St E and A St E. The caller reported the homeowner shot at the intruders who fled on foot. When deputies arrived on scene they found one of the suspects unresponsive in the front yard. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced him as deceased,” the police said in original post.
A few hours later, the authorities were able to identify the deceased. Also, the Sheriff's Office does not intend to continue the investigation against the homeowner.
Homeowner has been identified as 31-year-old Jerahme Smith. He later gave a short interview to Fox13.
“It kind of goes back to your rights. I have the right to carry and I have the right to protect myself and I have the right to protect my property,” Smith added. “Protect yourself. That doesn’t mean go looking for it, that means just be ready.”