A 19-year-old burglar who was fatally shot Monday after breaking into an East Side Tacoma house has been identified as Jamarr "Lil SnowTop" Johnson.
Johnson, of Tacoma, and two associates broke the glass out of a back door at a house in the 3800 block of East J Street to get inside.
A man who was home alone about 1:30 p.m. heard the burglars and hid in an upstairs bedroom. He fired several shots through the bedroom door when he heard Johnson trying to enter the room, police said.
Johnson died at the scene. One of the other burglars was arrested after a K-9 unit tracked him through the neighborhood. A third suspect is outstanding.