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Mason County homeowner charged with murder after shooting intruder

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Alfredo Watts | 05 April, 2017, 01:42

When Fanning saw an intruder taking a shower in the building on his property, he went to his house, got a handgun, came back and shot Rosa four times through the shower curtain, killing him.

The shooting victim was identified as Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, 31, of Bothell, according to Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell. According to his Facebook profile, Fanning worked as a paraeducator at Woodmoor Elementary School in Bothell. The man had been visiting his mother who lives in North Mason, Stockwell said. Not necessarily understood is what led to the teacher's aide breaking into the home. Rosa was shot and killed just after 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

The homeowner called 911 and said that he had shot and killed an intruder, Adams told KOMO. "You may reserve your judgment until facts are out".

Shot: Rosa died in this home.

Fanning told investigators that he first fled the scene, grabbed a gun and then returned where he opened fire on the intruder, court documents said.

Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Spurling told The Olympian that Rosa had been staying at a nearby residence.

Fanning was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, but Dorsey will decide what, if any, charges to file.

"Lots of reactions to the arrest", the office wrote in an April 1 tweet.

'Certainly he had an opportunity to call law enforcement at that time, ' Adams said.

Detectives do not believe the man gave any warning to Rosa - who was not believed to have been armed at the time - before he opened fire.

A magistrate set Fanning's bail at $250,000 and scheduled the man's court appearance on Monday.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office responded to some of the concerns over Twitter, writing that people should wait until more information is released before making judgments. "Based on what he knew at the time and what he told us, it didn't fit self-defense". "Fanning could not explain why he didn't call 911 prior to returning to his place of business".