TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Pierce County say they are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.

Pierce County deputies arrived at a Tacoma residence early Saturday morning after receiving a report of an intruder being shot.

According to law enforcement officials, the homeowner — who has not been identified — woke up to the sound of a burglar outside. After warning the suspect he was in the house, there was a physical confrontation that resulted with the homeowner fatally shooting the suspect after firing one round.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner identified the dead man as 28-year-old Viktor Starovevrov of Tacoma.

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