SEATAC, Wash. -- A woman home alone with a three-year-old was terrified by two men who entered her house in SeaTac Tuesday afternoon.
One of the suspects was shot by a King County deputy and rushed to Harborview Medical Center for surgery; the other suspect escaped.
The incident happened shortly after noon in the 4600 block of S 176th Street. The woman called police saying that two men had broken into her house.
When police arrived, the two men were leaving.
One of the suspects charged the deputy. The deputy deployed his taser. It didn't have any effect on the suspect, said Sgt. DB Gates, King County Sheriff's Office.. We believe they're dangerous. Anybody who charges a deputy when a deputy's trying to take him into custody, we consider that person dangerous.
That's when the other deputy, a 10-year veteran, opened fire.
He continued coming at the deputy, so the other deputy fired one round, said Gates.
The wounded suspect was taken to Harborview, while the other suspect fled on foot. Deputies scoured the neighborhood for a couple of hours, with no success. Police dogs were brought in and search helicopters were dispatched, but the other suspect got away.
We believe they're dangerous. Anybody who charges a deputy when a deputy's trying to take him into custody, we consider that person dangerous, said Gates.
The sheriff's office describes the escaped suspect at large as a black male in his early 20s with a shaved head and wearing a white t-shirt.
The burglars left behind a car, and police believe they are not from the neighborhood.
Neighbors say the incident is unusual for their community and don't like the idea that one suspect remains at large.
No weapon was found on the injured suspect. The King County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deputy-involved shooting.
Members of the public who have any information about the case is asked to call the King County Sheriff's Office.
KING 5's Linda Brill and Liza Javier contributed to this report.