UPDATE 9:15 p.m | King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still looking for a woman who escaped from the burglary on foot, according to Sgt. Cindi West. The female suspect is described as a white, about 20 years old, dark-haired and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt.
Her male accomplice, who was shot in both the stomach and groin, is at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, said West.
The homeowner said he at first kept his gun pointed at the burglars while calling 911, but shot the man when he “rushed” toward him because he feared for his life, according to a King County Sheriff’s Office release.
The homeowner, who lives in the 14200 block of 168th Avenue Northeast, came home and found a man and woman in his house, said Sgt. Cindi West, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.
The homeowner shot the man in the stomach with a small-caliber handgun, West said.
The man then went to his car and drove away, but stopped and called 911 to ask for medical help, West said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with what appeared to be a serious wound, West said.
The woman ran away, West said.