The kind of story gun nuts love to bits:

(Seattle Times) A 72-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested on investigation of manslaughter on Saturday after he apparently shot and killed a fleeing intruder...

...The man told police he had been awakened by a noise in his home, had armed himself and left his bedroom to investigate when he found a young, adult male in his living room, the sheriff's office reported.

The 72-year-old man told police the two struggled and then the intruder was pushed out the front door.

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The resident fired shots at the intruder's fleeing form, according to Scott Wilson, spokesman for the Kitsap sheriff's office.

The dead intruder's body, which was was not found for several hours, was eventually located face down against the side of an apartment building, police said.

The last sentence says everything.