• Guns thrown from car after Maple Valley shooting

    By: Henry Rosoff


    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. - Dispatchers received a series of very strange 911 calls about a shooting, guns being thrown from a moving car and a man with a gunshot wound on his face dropped off at a 7-Eleven.

    Investigators later discovered the incidents stemmed from a home invasion robbery team.

    Police said a Maple Valley man was at his house in the 26500 block of 235rd Avenue Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. when a friend came over. 

    Immediately after, intruders entered the house and bound and assaulted the man.

     The robbers cleared out the victim's open safe, taking several guns -- mostly shotguns and rifles  -- as well as drugs and cash before leaving the home.

    The victim broke free of the restraints, armed himself, and went outside.  The homeowner fired a handgun at the robbers before they fled in vehicles through the streets of Maple Valley. 

     A man, believed to be in his 30s, was dropped off at a Maple Valley 7-Eleven store with an apparent gunshot wound to the face.

     A second person drove herself to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. 

     The two gunshot victims are believed to be involved with the home invasion robbery in some capacity, police said.

    Police said the man in his 30s was alert and conscious when paramedics took him to Harborview Medical Center, but he would not cooperate with police.

    Stanley said people they questioned at the house were being evasive in their answers.

    The King County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating the case.

     Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the King County Sheriff's Office Major Crime's tip line at 206- 263-2130.

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