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May 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Homeowner shoots, wounds intruder in Issaquah

Issaquah police said a 56-year-old homeowner shot and wounded an intruder just before 1 this afternoon.

The intruder, a man in his mid-20s, had broken into the home in the 18500 block of Northwest Montreux Drive. He was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with a wound to the shoulder, said police.

Police said the homeowner was inside his home when he heard somebody ringing the doorbell. He looked outside, and, because he did not recognize the man at the door, ignored the doorbell.

Police said that a few moments later, the suspect threw an object through a glass front door to enter the home. The homeowner heard a loud crash and saw that the suspect had come inside.

The men struggled, said police, and the homeowner fired two shots from his handgun, striking the suspect once.

A delivery truck driver observed the scuffle, heard the shot and made the initial 911 call.

Police said the homeowner was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Montreux is a 260-acre master planned community located on the northern slopes of Cougar Mountain.

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