The two men who were killed after allegedly attempting to rob a Summit residence on Thursday died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Roy Piercy, 30, was from Roy. Frederick Adamkiewicz, also 30, lived in Tacoma.
Police responded to the Summit-area residence, located on the 5900 block of 132nd St. E., after shots were fired inside the home. There was an illegal marijuana grow-house operation inside and the homeowner thought they were there to rob him so he shot the two men, said Pierce County Sheriff’s Spokesman Ed Troyer.
The homeowner was not arrested, but the case will be sent to the Pierce County Prosecutor. Even if the man will not be charged in their shooting, he could face charges for growing illegal marijuana, Troyer told the Tacoma News Tribune.