An off duty cop defends himself and his home against a mentally ill man who lived in a house about 100 yards away from the police officer. The suspect was known by his neighbors as being mentally unstable and that he sometimes fired a gun in his backyard.
In a statement, the Fife Police Department said that just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, â€śan armed suspect confronted the officer at the officerâ€™s home â€¦ the suspect fired shots at the officerâ€™s residence, with the officer shooting and killing the suspect.â€ť
The News Tribune quoted a neighbor, Jason Davis, who lives in between the two houses, as saying he was outside and saw the suspect in his car, slowly idling downhill toward the policemanâ€™s house. He pulled into the policemanâ€™s driveway, Davis said, got out and went to the door.
â€śHe either knocked or rang the bell and then turned around and got back in his car,â€ť Davis told the News Tribune. â€śHe didnâ€™t leave enough time for somebody to answer the door,â€ť Davis said. â€śThen he backed up. Thatâ€™s when I heard the four to six shots.â€ť