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The Mason County Sheriff's office arrested a homeowner who fatally shot a man he found showering in his home. (Mason County Sheriff)

A Washington homeowner was arrested after shooting a man who was showering in his home


A Washington state man is facing murder charges after fatally shooting a man he found showering in his home, the Mason County Sheriff's office told ABC News.

Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, 31, was shot Saturday morning in the bathroom of a Belfair, Washington home. 

The homeowner, identified as 59-year-old Bruce Fanning, second-degree murder charges, the New York Daily News reports. 

The homeowner told authorities when he arrived at the home around 8 a.m. he noticed the door had been kicked in. 

Fanning then went inside the home and yelled at Rosa, who was in the shower at the time. 

"The individual pops his head out of the shower, and the owner said it seemed like he was drunk," Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told the Daily News.

Shortly after, the Fanning returned to another home he owns in the area to retrieve a firearm.

Fanning then allegedly returned to the residence where the intruder was showering and "fired multiple rounds into the shower," Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams told ABC affiliate KOMO. Adams said Fanning had plenty of time to call authorities but chose not to. 

"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 second-degree murder was an appropriate charge in this case."

The Mason County Sheriff's Office said Monday that during the initial investigation they found no evidence to "support necessary or reasonable self-defense."

Investigators are still working to determine why Rosa was in the man's home. 

Before his death, Rosa had been working as a teaching assistant at Woodmoor Elementary School. 

Fanning's bail was set at $250,000. 


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