BUCKLEY – A man is dead after a late night home invasion in rural Pierce County.
Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies say a man in his 20s drove a small two door Honda through the driveway gate of a home on 164th St. E. near 258th Ave. E. just south of Buckley, just before 11 p.m. Monday night.
The man then broke several of the home’s windows in an attempt to get into the home. The homeowner, a man in his 60s, was armed with a gun and struggled with the suspect once he got inside the home. The homeowner shot and killed the suspect after a fight.
Deputies are unsure why the man broke into the home, and are investigating whether the attack was planned or random. One neighbor said this is very rare for the area, and he has never seen something like this before.