SEATTLE - A homeowner was shot in the chest early Sunday morning after he confronted a man breaking into his home, according to the Seattle Police Department.
The incident happened at 1:52 a.m. at a home in the 12300 block of 11th Avenue Northeast.
Police said a man broke into the home and was confronted by the homeowner. The man fired at the homeowner in the chest, and fled the scene.
Officers responded to the location and the homeowner was treated by medics from the Seattle Fire Department. He was then taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
According to police, the homeowner and his roommate are involved in a marijuana grow operation.
After officers got to the location, another home robbery was reported at a home near Northeast 125th and 112th Avenue Northeast.
Officers rushed to the second location and checked the house, but the suspect was gone. At this time, it is unknown if it was the same suspect.
According to police, the suspect is described as Asian, 20 to 30 years old, medium height, slim build, shot black hair and wearing a dark jacket.
This incident remains as an open and active investigation.