Alleged intruder shot at Lake Stevens home


by KING 5 News

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 9:19 AM

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 7000 block of 126th Drive Northeast.

A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office said a man who lived in the home and his friend "were in the garage when two men allegedly entered the garage, their faces covered, and attempted to rob the two of them at gunpoint."

She said the resident's friend grabbed a gun from his car and shot one of the suspects. The other suspect ran away.

The 41-year-old suspect that was shot was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The resident, a man in his 30s, was taken to Providence Hospital for evaluation. Investigators say he was shaken up after the experience.

He was treated at the hospital and has since been released.

"It's just very surprising, because we're out here, we're a peaceful rural area usually," said a neighbor. "You only hear about that in the city, but I'm sure everyone says that."

Investigators expected to be on the scene for much of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, processing evidence. It's not yet clear what the motive for the robbery was, whether the homeowner was targeted at random, and if the suspect still on the run might be armed.

Ireton said the resident's friend who allegedly shot one of the suspects is cooperating with the investigation.

They do not yet have a clear description of the second suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.