Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide near McCleary

Originally posted 11-28-19

McCleary, WA – The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that took place last night near McCleary.

The Sheriff’s Office tells KXRO that on Wednesday night at about 9:25 p.m. they responded to a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Elma-Hicklin Road West.

They say that the reporting party advised that a 47 year old man broke into the residence armed with a knife.

The suspect was confronted by the reporting party who is a 60 year old McCleary man.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a struggle occurred and a 36 year old woman who was also at the residence shot and killed the suspect.

They say that the suspect had a protection order prohibiting him from contacting the woman.

Detectives from the Sheriffs office responded and served a search warrant at the residence.

The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing, but early indications appear that the shooting was in self-defense.

No arrests were made at this time.