JEW MEDIA REPORT
A man in his 20s was shot in the buttocks by a neighbor after a dispute over squatting in a vacant home.
The incident happened about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday night in the 3100 block of South 144th Street in SeaTac. The neighbor, 66, heard noises next door in the vacant house and went to investigate.
“One of the doors looked like it was forced open,” Sgt. Cindi West said. “He found a guy in his 20s.”
That man refused to leave and the neighbor went back to his house and
armed himself with a shotgun, then returned to again tell the younger
man to leave, according to investigators. The younger man is not
believed to have lived there.
There was a struggle, and “apparently during the struggle the suspect
decided to take off running,” West said. “The homeowner tripped and
shot him in the butt.
“That’s what he said, he had an accidental discharge.”
The man in his 20s was taken to Harborview Medical Center where they
treated the birdshot wound. His injuries were not life-threatening.