A 41-year-old man was shot and injured after he allegedly tried to break into a Shoreline family’s home.
A 41-year-old man was shot early Thursday after allegedly trying to break into a Shoreline home.
A 19-year-old woman called 911 about 2:50 a.m. and said someone was trying to break into their house and had been kicking at the front and back doors, said Sgt. Jason Houck of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
He was not wearing a shirt and was yelling profanities, she said.
The woman said they could see that someone was outside her family’s home, in the 100 block of Northeast 174th Street. The woman and her 11-year-old sister, along with their parents, locked themselves in a back bedroom of the house.
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The woman’s 44-year-old father had a gun.
Two sheriff’s deputies arrived about five minutes after the call came through.
“Just before we arrived, the daughter had said the person had just broken out the front window and the screen door,” Houck said, by throwing lawn furniture through the glass.
“As deputies were walking up on foot, deputies heard two gunshots.”
The woman’s father left the hiding space when he heard the glass break, and shot twice at the alleged intruder with a handgun, hitting him once in the leg.
“Deputies were there almost instantaneously. They were able to apply a tourniquet,” Houck said.
The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and was in surgery Thursday, Houck said.
The man is expected to survived and will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary when he’s released from the hospital, Houck said.
Houck said the homeowner is not expected to be charged.