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Fairview couple 'horrified' by shooting suspect's break-in

A man wanted for shooting at two bail bondsman in Yakima, Washington earlier this month tried to hide from authorities in this Fairview home Thursday. (KATU Photo)

Norm Beatty was having coffee Thursday when he says a wanted shooting suspect broke in through the back door of his Fairview home.

Joshua Weber, 22, was later taken into custody after being in a standoff with deputies. He was spotted earlier in the day at a Troutdale motel. But fled from authorities.

Police had been searching for Weber for more than two weeks after they say he shot at two bail bondsman at his Yakima house earlier this month.

"I threw him against the wall and hit his chin," Beatty said, explaining what happened after Weber got inside Beatty's home. "My dog bit him on the hand. Then he went to the master bedroom."

Beatty said he held on to the bedroom door, preventing Weber from getting out. At that point he wasn't sure where his wife was and he wanted to protect her, but she had already gotten out.

After they found where Weber was, deputies said they surrounded the home and began to try and negotiate with him. At some point they heard a gunshot. Deputies say when they got in to the bedroom they say Weber was bleeding from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Weber was taken to a hospital in Portland where he's expected to survive.

Multnomah County sheriff deputies have not given an update on his condition or released any updated charges he'll face after the standoff.

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