Man wounded in shooting near Gig Harbor expected to survive

Staff writerOctober 25, 2013 

A 37-year-old man shot by a Gig Harbor-area homeowner remained hospitalized Friday for treatment of his wound, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Detectives have yet to interview the wounded man, so they’re still not sure why he walked into the homeowner’s house despite repeated warnings not to, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The homeowner, fearing for the safety of his wife and children, shot the man once in the back about 5 p.m. Thursday, Troyer said. The wounded man is expected to survive.

The homeowner’s wife told KIRO-TV on Friday that a stranger pulled into her family’s driveway in the 5700 block of Ray Nash Drive Northwest, got out of his pickup and told her husband, who went outside to confront him, he was looking for someone at a nearby address.

The man then asked the homeowner who was in his house and “made a beeline for the front door,” the woman told KIRO.

Her husband repeatedly told the man to stop before shooting him once he got inside, she said.

The homeowner has not been arrested.

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