Guy finds intruder taking shower in his home.
Warns him and then returns to air condition him.
The homeowner opened fire on Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, 31, of Bothell, while he was still in the bathroom, killing him, cops say.
The man,, who has not named, told police that he had arrived at his place of work – next which is the neighboring property to his home in East Trails Road, Mason County, Washington, when he noticed signs of forced entry.
He then entered the property, from which he runs an internet-based business, and found an intruder using his shower at around 8am on Saturday, Komo reports.
The homeowner confronted the man and the two exchanged words before he returned to his house next door to retrieve his gun.
Mason County Sheriff’s Lt. Travis Adams said he ‘retrieved a firearm, came back over to the residence and fired multiple rounds into the shower… killing the intruder.’
The homeowner then called 911, telling them he had shot the intruder.
He has since been arrested and charged with second degree murder.
Detectives say the suspect had plenty of time between going home, retrieving the gun, and returning to shoot the intruder, to call the authorities.
They also 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.
‘Certainly he had an opportunity to call law enforcement at that time,’ Adams said. ‘And we’ve contacted our local prosecutor, explained the circumstances to him, and he agrees that 2nd degree murder was an appropriate charge in this case.’
Investigators said the homeowner is cooperating with detectives.