PARKLAND -- A 19-year-old man who was trying to force his way into a Parkland apartment Wednesday night was shot and killed by the tenant, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said.
The shooting took place at the Concordia Arms Apartments at 114 129th Street South at about 9:40 p.m.
The 19-year-old man, who was known to the tenant, came by an apartment and wanted to come inside. The tenant told detectives the victim made threats to beat the tenant and shoot up the apartment. The tenant said he closed and locked the door.
When the 19-year-old began to kick and pound on the door and window, the tenant got his firearm and told the man to leave.
The 19-year-old forced open the door, damaging the frame, and the tenant fired once, hitting the man in the chest, a sheriff's spokesman said.
The tenant is in his mid to late 20s, the spokesman said, and was cooperating with detectives.