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The Today File

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August 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Maple Valley homeowner opens fire on intruders, wounds 2

The King County Sheriff’s Office this morning released more details from Tuesday night’s home invasion robbery in Maple Valley.

According to the sheriff’s office, a 38-year-old man was at his house in the 23600 block of Witte Road with a friend when a “team” of intruders burst into the home, assaulted the homeowner and tied him up.

The intruders then went to an open safe, clearing it of shotguns and rifles, drugs and money, police said.

As the group left, the victim broke free, armed himself and went outside, firing a handgun at the suspects as they drove off, the sheriff’s office said. Witnesses later told police they saw guns being thrown out of the moving vehicles.

One of the suspected robbers, a man believed to be in his 30s, was dropped off at a nearby 7-Eleven store with a gunshot wound to his face, police said.

A second suspect drove herself to the Valley Medical Center with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her buttocks, according to sheriff’s spokesman Det. Jason Stanley.

Anyone with  information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s tip line at 206-263-2130.

 

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