Olympia man gunned down after breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home


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A 32-year-old Olympia man was shot dead early Saturday after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and threatening his current boyfriend with a metal pipe, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

MPs were called around 12:45 am regarding a burglary and shooting in the 5900 block of Cooper Estates Lane NW.

At the time, at the house were the ex-girlfriend, her current boyfriend and her children. None of them were injured.

After the suspect threatened his ex’s boyfriend with a metal pipe, the current boyfriend grabbed a semi-automatic pistol “which he fired at least twice, hitting the suspect,” according to a press release of the sheriff.

The suspect walked away from the house, but at around 1 a.m. he called 911 and sought medical attention for his gunshot wounds. MPs found him in the 5700 block of Kinney Road SW. He was taken to Providence St. Peter’s Hospital and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The suspect will remain in hospital until he can be enrolled in Thurston County Jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary with improvement in domestic violence, first-degree assault and harassment criminal.

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