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December 22, 1997

Local News

Bothell man shoots, kills intruder

  by Andrew Walgamott
   BOTHELL-- A Bothell man shot and killed an intruder in his bedroom early Sunday morning. Capt. Bob Woolverton, Bothell police, said 27-year-old Paul "Pablo" Young woke and threatened to kill the man and his wife at about 1:30 a.m. if "they didn't comply with his instructions." After a struggle in which the male resident was struck with a blunt object, the man pulled a gun from a night stand and shot Young, hitting him in the face. Young was taken to Harborview Hospital where he died from gunshot wounds at 3 a.m. His body was transported to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy Monday.
   The couple wasn't injured in the struggle. Their identity wasn't released. Woolverton said that evidence at the scene indicates the couple is telling the truth. Young entered the home west of Canyon Park in the 22600 block of 1st Pl. West through an unlocked back door. Two nearby homes also showed signs of attempted break-ins. Young lived in the 22700 block of 1st Pl. West. Families interviewed by reporters Sunday said Young played basketball with their children occasionally. Young has more than six convictions in three counties. Police say he has "an extensive criminal history for burglary and theft."