KING COUNTY, Wash. - Police say a 70-year-old homeowner shot a man who came into his home and began attacking his roommate.
Investigators said a man in his 50s entered the home in the 9400 block of Carnation-Duvall Road Northeast at about 2 p.m. Sunday and began to attack the homeowner's 65-year-old roommate. The 70-year-old man fired gunshots at the man, who fled.
The homeowner told police that he had fired five shots from a 9mm handgun, but was not sure if he had actually hit the man. Investigators learned the man had lived on the property in the past and there was some history of violence between the parties.
King County sheriff's detectives said about 15 minutes into their investigation, a man called 911 from Fall City, saying he'd been shot.
When deputies arrived at the 33600 block of Redmond-Fall City Road to question the man, they determined he was the assault suspect who had been shot about 10 miles away.
“Initially, we weren’t sure. We kind of figured they were probably connected, but we weren’t sure. And then when we got there, we talked to the gentleman in Fall City who admitted he’d been over (at the house where the shooting occurred). He said there was a dispute about some property,” said King County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jason Houck.
The man, who was shot twice in the shoulder and upper torso, was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Once he's discharged, he'll be booked on assault charges.
No charges have been filed against the 70-year-old homeowner.