Homeowner allegedly shoots, kills intruder taking shower

Bruce Fanning, 59, is now facing second-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed Nathaniel Rosa, 31, who broke into his home and took a shower.

- Steve McCarron KOMO (@SteveTVNews) April 1, 2017Man killed in unusual shooting in Belfair Sat called "compassionate and dedicated educator" by Northshore SD. Fanning lives on the property, but in a separate structure and uses the building where Rosa was shot for his business. Court documents said Fanning told investigators he first fled the scene, grabbed a gun and then returned where he opened fire on Rosa before calling 911. Fanning said he was afraid and thought the intruder was drunk.

Told Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis: 'He returned home, retrieved a firearm, came back over to the residence and fired multiple rounds into the shower ... killing the intruder'.

"The story is not quite as simple as homeowner shoots intruder", Dorsey said.

The homeowner never talked to Rosa.

The homeowner continued to investigate and found Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, 31, in the bathroom taking a shower, police said.

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The sheriff announced the arrest via Twitter and said it would release more information in a press release Monday.

"He was a great uncle, he is a great uncle", said Christa Farster, who said she is Fanning's niece. Now, the man accused of shooting the teacher may face first-degree murder charges. 'And we've contacted our local prosecutor, explained the circumstances to him, and he agrees that second-degree murder was an appropriate charge in this case'.

Fanning's bail was set at $250,000.

Other people seemed to side with law enforcement, saying that the shooting was murder, not self-defense.

Fanning owns an internet-based business located next to his home, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Fanning called authorities after the shooting.

Washington does not have a "castle doctrine", which is a law that exonerates homeowners for using deadly force against an intruder.

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