A homeowner shot an attempted burglar in a Seattle neighborhood on Sunday, July 15. KIRO in Seattle, Washington published a story about the incident on their site.
The incident occurred at around 4:15 a.m. on July 15 at a home in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The home is located in the 6700 block of 25th Ave. Northwest. After hearing the suspect breaking into his home, the resident retrieved his firearm.
The victim noticed that the suspect was trying to access the main house via the mudroom. The victim fired once through the mudroom window. The bullet struck the suspect in the abdomen.
The suspect fled. Ten minutes later, Swedish Hospital in Ballard reported that a 35-year-old male with a gunshot injury to his abdomen had arrived. After stabilizing the shot male, they transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.
A neighbor reported seeing a dark colored station wagon leaving the scene. Some time later, authorities tracked down the vehicle. Upon arriving, they saw a man and a woman standing next to the vehicle.
Police officers discovered fresh blood inside and outside the vehicle. They took both the man and woman in for questioning. Authorities determined that the woman was the suspect’s sister. Eventually, they released the sister.
Police discovered that there were outstanding warrants out for the shot suspect. Officers impounded the vehicle.
The investigation remains open.
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