Crime

Teen burglars shot at a Tri-City man defending a neighbor’s house. He fired back

Kennewick police are hunting for a pair of teens who traded bullets with a man after they burglarized his neighbor’s house.

Miguel Barajas, 29, was at home on the 3300 block of South Gum Street about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday when he heard a loud crash next door and thought someone was breaking in.

He grabbed a gun and went to check, Kennewick police said.

As he walked toward the house, he spotted two boys, who looked like they were about 16 to 18 years old, dash out of the house. They got into a tan or gray Honda sedan and drove toward Barajas.

The sedan slowly approached him and one teen fired a shot at him, and Barajas fired back, said police.

Barajas wasn’t hit.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Kennewick police at 509- 682-0333. You can also call Tri-City Crime Stoppers at 509-582-8477, 800-222-8477 or online at www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.

Crime Stoppers offers up to $1,000 for information leading to a felony arrest. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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