EDGEWOOD, Washington - A 43 year old man was shot dead after a home invasion robbery last night. Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said the murder occured at the home located in the 3600 block of 106th Ave. Ct. E. The victim, his wife and their two sons were home at the time. The homeowner had listed an expensive ring for sale on Craigslist, and was expecting a potential buyer to stop by the home to take a look around 9:30 p.m. Three man and a woman arrived, "flashed cash" at the door, and the "homeowners let them in to buy a ring," Troyer said.
But once inside, one of the men pulled out a gun. Apparently gunman opened fire and shot the father multipletimes, investigators said, and the victim's 14-year-old son was pistol-whipped on the head. The robbers also tied up the boy's mother Investigators say the man may have been shot while trying to protect his son, who had jumped on one of the robbers. The robbers ransacked the home and drove off before deputies arrived.
The son was taken to an area hospital. The boy's mother and younger brother were not injured. A description of the robbers was not available.
"All we do know at this point is that they had phone contact with the family earlierbecause the family was trying to sell an expensive ring," Troyer said.
The name of the man who was killed has not been released