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November 7, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Federal agent shoots at prowler

An off-duty Secret Service agent shot at a prowler who appeared to be videotaping his daughter through a window of his Mercer Island home Sunday evening.

After receiving a call from a neighbor about a suspicious person in his yard, the agent confronted the man about 8:45 p.m., said Leslie Burns, Mercer Island police spokeswoman. The prowler made a furtive move, and the agent fired. The suspect fled.

It’s not clear if he was hit.

Police canine units tracked the suspect to the street, but the trail disappeared.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have a description or a vehicle description,” Burns said.
She said officers will return in the morning to see if they can find the bullet or any other evidence. Police also will be in touch with area hospitals in case the suspect was injured.

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