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July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Deputy shoots suspected burglar in SeaTac

 Update at 3:04 p.m.: A deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of breaking into a SeaTac home while a woman and her young daughter were inside, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman and the 3-year-old girl were in their home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street when the woman heard a noise around noon, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates. Fearing an intruder, the woman hid upstairs with her daughter and called 911.

As deputies arrived they saw two men leaving the home, Gates said. One of the two men rushed at a deputy, who fired his Taser at the man, she aid.

When the Taser had no effect, a deputy fired at least once at the charging man, wounding him in the abdomen, Gates said. The second suspect managed to escape.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he was expected to undergo surgery, Gates said.

Deputies searched the neighborhood using a helicopter and a tracking dog but could not find the second man.

They called off the search just before 2:30 p.m.

The shooting is the first involving a sheriff’s deputy since June 30, when a deputy acting as a Sound Transit Police officer fatally shot a man after he pulled a handgun on him at the Central Link light-rail Sodo Station.

A King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, patrol officers from SeaTac and Burien and tracking dogs are searching for one of two suspected burglars in SeaTac. The other suspected burglar was shot by police and was taken to Harborview. King County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of the shooting. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

King County Sheriff deputies and a tracking dog search for one of two suspected burglars in SeaTac. The other suspected burglar was shot by a deputy and was taken to a hospital. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Update at 2:26 p.m.: Sheriff’s office has called off the search for the second suspect. The man shot and wounded by a deputy is going into surgery, the sheriff’s office said.

Update 1:45 p.m.: A King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter and tracking dog are searching for a suspected burglar in SeaTac.

A woman living at a home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street in SeaTac  dialed 911 around noon to report the burglary. She told investigators that she hid upstairs with her 3-year-old daughter, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates.

When deputies showed up at the home, the burglars were leaving, Gates said. One of the two men allegedly rushed a deputy. A Taser was used on the man, but it apparently did not work.

A deputy fired at least one shot, striking one of the suspects, Gates said. The second suspect managed to get away.

Original post:

A suspected burglar has been hospitalized after being shot by a King County sheriff’s deputy just before noon

Deputies were called to a home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street in SeaTac for a report of a burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. Residents of the home reportedly heard someone break in so they fled and called 911.

A man, believed to be a burglar, was shot in the abdomen, the sheriff’s office said. His condition was not immediately known.

Deputies are searching for a second suspect described as a black male in his early 20s with a shaved head. He was wearing a white T-shirt.

Police block off the area of a shooting today in SeaTac. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Police block off the area of a shooting today in SeaTac. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

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