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Homeowner shoots man suspected of breaking into car

July 25, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a homeowner in Washington state shot a man he believed was breaking into his car.

The Seattle Times reports King County deputies were called to the Covington house early Thursday after a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sgt. Cynthia Sampson says the 49-year-old homeowner told deputies that he saw two men inside his car parked in front of his house.

Sampson says the homeowner shot one of the men after feeling threatened. The second man fled.

Sampson says the wounded man was taken to a Seattle hospital and is in stable condition.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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