Burglar caught breaking into Kent farm office shot by owner

KENT, Wash. -- A burglar caught rummaging through an office at Kent's Frager Farm is dead after being shot by the business owner, police said.

The farm's owner went to his office in 25000 block of Frager Rd. S. around 1:30 a.m. after being alerted somehow that it was being burglarized, said Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff's office. The man arrived to find two young men in his office.

Deputies are still investigating exactly what happened next but eventually a fight ensued, the owner pulled out a gun and fatally shot one of the burglars. The second burglar stayed at the scene until deputies arrived.

West said investigators aren't ready yet to officially call it self-defense.

"It's too early to tell," West said. "We'll do our investigation, send it to the prosecutor and they'll make the ultimate decision whether this was a self-defense case or not."

The business owner was not hurt.