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December 29, 1997

Local News

Dead intruder was a neighbor with criminal past

  BOTHELL--The body of an intruder shot by a Bothell resident was determined to be that of 27-year-old Paul "Pablo" Young, a man well-known to law enforcement authorities. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office made the determination December 22, one day after Young died from three gunshot wounds he suffered in a struggle after threatening to kill a married couple in their bedroom. Young lived in the 22700 block of 1st Place West west of Canyon Park, just a block away from where he was fatally shot.
   Young's police record, said to be seven pages long, stretches back to 1987 when he was convicted of burglary. Since then he's been in and out of prison, most recently serving two and a half years for selling crack cocaine, according to reports. In the fatal incident December 21, police say Young struck the male resident with a blunt object before the man grabbed a handgun and shot Young. Two guns were recovered in the residence. Young leaves a three-year-old son behind. Young was the second of two suspects shot by citizens defending themselves or others recently. In Woodinville, 7-Eleven owner Otto Beach shot and killed an armed robber threatening a clerk December 18.