Home Owner Fends Off Would be Robber, Exchanges Gunfire in Des Moines

Jacob Kimerer

Police are searching for the suspect that forced his way in a Des Moines home and exchanged gunfire with the resident.

Des Moines, WA: At around 8:15 p.m., Des Moines Police received several 911 calls of reported shots fired in the 23200 block of 26th Avenue South. Neighbors reported hearing several shots in the area. As officers were arriving in the area, a resident called stating someone just broke into their home and gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and homeowner.

Officers swarmed the area and called in for mutual aid assistance from Kent Police and Tukwila Police. A K-9 was deployed but the track was not successful.

At this time, the homeowner appeared to suffer minor bumps and bruises but no one is reportedly struck by gunfire.

A white vehicle in front of the home was possibly left by the suspect and detectives are working to figure that out.

As of right now, the investigation is ongoing.

A neighbor provided ring camera footage when the shots were fired.