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March 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Cops investigating Tuesday shootout in Burien

Two men, one a bail bondsman, were wounded in a shootout late Tuesday night at a house in Burien, according to a release from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The 32-year-old bail bondsman told police he was looking to arrest a woman for whom he had a warrant and believed she was connected with the residence, which is  in the 12600 block of Occidental Avenue South. He was outside the house when he had a confrontation with the house’s residents, and one shot him in the chest with bird shot.

The woman was not in the house, and police don’t believe she is associated with the house.

The bail bondsman, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, apparently fired back, hitting the 42-year-old Burien man in the leg, according to the release. The two men exchanged multiple rounds. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center and are expected to survive, The Associated Press reports.

The King County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.

 

 

 

 

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