Homeowner shoots intruder in Issaquah

ISSAQUAH — A web of crime tape blocked Northwest Montreux Drive in Issaquah after a shooting.

It started with a knock at the door. The homeowner didn’t know the man outside and decided not to answer.

Commander Scott Behrbaum from the Issaquah Police Department said, “A short time later, the subject threw something through the front glass door. Came inside. When the homeowner came to investigate it, they got into a struggle. And during that struggle the homeowner ended up shooting the subject in the shoulder.”

The wounded intruder, a white man in his 20’s, was transported to Harborview. The homeowner in his 50’s, had some cuts and bruises from the struggle. Police took him back to the station for questioning.

10 year-old Madeline Urban heard the commotion from across the street.

“It was especially scary because stuff like that doesn’t really happen in this neighborhood,” she said.

Madeline’s father echoes his daughter’s fears.

“Yea, it’s quite scary,” Tom Urban said.  “We’ve never had anything to my knowledge in this area. A shooting.”

Police say burglaries can happen in any neighborhood.

Commander Behrbaum warned, “Commonly, residential burglaries do occur in daytime hours, where people will take advantage of people not being home.”

The long arm of the law has a limited reach.

“We try to and be as much as we can to be out in neighborhoods but it’s important that neighborhoods keep an eye out for each other,” Behrbaum said.HOME INVASION


5 Comments to “Homeowner shoots intruder in Issaquah”

    waterkelly said:
    May 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    lets take our guns away and give them whatever they want! Ha never

    ves said:
    May 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Y’ALL have the story slanted to sound like the homeowner did something wrong!
    This creep broke into this mans home and attacked the homeowner!!! If the homeowner hadn’t been able to get to a weapon it’s quite likely his family would be going to his funeral!!people need to growup … there is evil in this world and there is NEVER a Policeman Around when it happens to YOU!!

    Jose A. said:
    May 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Good job.

    Kirby said:
    May 4, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Center mass people, center mass!!!

    Mr Holmes said:
    May 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    See how handy guns can be ;)

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