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Teacher’s Aide Breaks Into Home, Takes Shower, Is Shot & Killed By Homeowner

Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, a 31-year-old teacher’s aide, was shot dead by a homeowner after breaking into a house and using the shower on Saturday, April 1.

Rosa was killed inside the bathroom of a home in Belfair, Washington. The unidentified property owner has been charged with murder.

Police said the homeowner called 911 shortly after 8:00 A.M. on Saturday and told the dispatcher he had just shot an intruder.

Via Kitsap Sun:

The shooting occurred shortly before 8:00 A.M. at a residence on the 1500 block of Trails Road. The homeowner called the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident and cooperated with the investigation, Lt. Travis Adams said.

The suspect owns adjoining properties, one of which is his home, one he uses for a home-based business. He found the door of the home business property kicked in and the intruder, a white male, taking a shower inside. Words were exchanged, but the intruder did not leave.

The homeowner went next door, retrieved a handgun and returned, shooting the intruder multiple times, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Rosa, of Bothell, Washington, was reportedly visiting his mother in North Mason. The homeowner, who has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, was arraigned in court on Monday, April 3.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office took to Twitter on Saturday to comment on the situation:

“Lots of reactions to the arrest. There is more to the story that can not be released yet. You may reserve your judgement until facts are out.”

According to his Facebook, Rosa was a teacher’s aide at Woodmoor Elementary School in Bothell, which is about 80 miles from where he was shot dead.

Furthermore, the homeowner who shot Rosa dead, owns two pieces of property that sit next to each other along East Trails Road. One is a house that he lives in, and the other is where he runs an internet-based business, which is where the shooting occurred.


What Happened?

Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, a 31-year-old teacher’s aide, was shot dead by a homeowner after breaking into his home and using the shower on Saturday, April 1.


Who Is Nathaniel Joseph Rosa?

Nathaniel Joseph Rosa was a 31-year-old teacher’s aide at Woodmoor Elementary School in Bothell, Washington.

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