Homeowner arrested after shooting intruder dead in the shower

Woodmoor Elementary in Bothell, Washington, issued a statement saying that Rosa had worked there since July 2015 "as a teaching assistant".

A man who answered the phone for Rosa's mom said that hundreds of comments on Facebook have mentioned that Rosa was "a great guy".

The man's shooting death led to a storm of reactions on social media.

While not citing any specific evidence, local law enforcement said there is "more to the story". You may reserve your judgement [sic] until facts are out'.

That's when Fanning told police he left his office, walked to his home next door, got a handgun and returned to shoot Rosa several times. Court documents said Fanning told investigators he first fled the scene, grabbed a gun and then returned where he opened fire on Rosa before calling 911.

According to detectives, the homeowner shot the intruder, who he found in the shower, multiple times, killing him.

Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Spurling told The Olympian that Rosa had been staying at a nearby residence.

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Victim: Nathaniel Rosa, 31, appeared drunk and made 'non-understandable verbal threats, ' Fanning told police.

A popular special needs teacher is dead after making the fatal mistake of taking a shower in a stranger's Belfair, Washington, home on Satruday without permission. The arrest has already led to some internet controversy, with many discussing whether a second-degree murder charge was appropriate.

It's unclear how long Rosa had been inside the home, but detectives don't believe the homeowner gave him any warning before shooting. "Fanning said he was afraid".

Bruce Fanning appeared in court on April 3, 2017.

The intruder was killed, officials say.

The state's self-defense legislation (RCW 9A.16.110) says "no person in the state shall be placed in legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting, by any reasonable means necessary, himself or herself, his or her family, or his or her real or personal property". Lt. Adams added "that there was no sign that the homeowner had attempted to call the authorities before shooting the intruder".

  • Alfonso Moody