Sheriff: Burglar shoots at homeowner with homeowner's own rifle
SPOKANE, Wash. -- A 23-year-old burglar was arrested Wednesday after opening fire on a homemowner with the homeowner's own rifle, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the victim returned to his home in the 11400 block of East Krueger Lane around 6 p.m. to discover he had been burglarized, with cash, checks, his rifle and more missing.
While his wife called 911, the victim saw a man standing outside near his vehicle. The victim yelled at the man, who responded by pointing the rifle at the victim, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The victim ran back inside his home, hearing a single gunshot as he went. He then reportedly saw the man run off carrying a backpack, pillowcase and his rifle.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy searching the area saw a man matching the description of the burglary walking out of some nearby woods and arrested him.
The man, later identified as Ethan Burrow, originally blamed his partner for shooting at the victim, according to the Sheriff's Office. But, Burrow was reportedly identified as the shooter by the victim, and deputies determined he had been working alone.
Burrow was booked into jail for investigation of burglary, assault, theft of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle and a felony warrant out of Idaho.