Husband and Wife Tied Up in Violent Home Invasion, Husband Escapes and Gets His Gun…

November 20 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
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It’s a terrifying scenario to think about. Three armed men force their way into your home, injure you and your spouse and then tie you both up before ransacking your home.

That’s the exact situation a Washington couple found themselves in on Tuesday night. According to Q13 Fox, three suspects forced their way into a Lakewood, WA home around 9:30pm.

At least one of the suspects was armed with a gun and one a knife. The suspects cut the female victim and pistol whipped the male victim before tying up both husband and wife.

Fortunately, while the suspects were caught off-guard for a moment, the husband managed to free himself and his wife. They even managed to lock the suspects outside of the home. However, in a true show of how violent they were, the suspects broke into the home a second time and made their way to a rear bedroom where the homeowners were barricaded.

What the suspects didn’t know was that the male victim had armed himself with a handgun stored in the bedroom. As the suspects attempted to enter the room, the homeowner opened fire and struck one of the suspects who then had to be carried out of the home by his accomplices.

Police later found the suspect’s body about 20 miles away from the crime scene. Gunshots were reported at the scene where the suspects body was found, leading investigators to wonder if the suspect who was shot by the homeowner was finished off by his own accomplices.

The victims suffered only minor injuries, but one can only imagine the emotional and psychological scars such an incident would create.

The other suspects remain at large and are described as black males, around 5’10” tall with medium builds.

This is the 39th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Washington and the 1,349th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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