A Seattle homeowner fatally shot an intruder April 22 during a tense call with 911, according to audio released Wednesday.
The 12-minute call started around 2:40 a.m. when the homeowner said he contacted 911 after hearing a window break in his home in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle, according to ABC7, which obtained the 911 audio.
The homeowner whispered to the 911 operator from inside his closet as a burglar or burglars — it was unclear at the time — rummaged through his home.
“Are you armed?” the operator asked.
“Yeah, I have a gun,” the homeowner responded.
After about four minutes, shots rang out on the call as the homeowner fired several rounds at the intruder, who could be heard moaning in the background later.
“I heard shots, what happened?” the operator asked.
“I had to shoot him. He came after me,” said the homeowner.