Woman shoots at suspects during attempted armed robbery near Auburn Walmart

AUBURN, Wash. — An attempted robbery in the parking lot of Walmart at the Outlet Collection in Auburn led to a shooting and a massive police response early Tuesday.

At around 3 a.m., a woman was sitting in her truck in the parking lot at 762 Outlet Collection Way when two suspects armed with guns came up to her and demanded she hand over her valuables.

Instead, she pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects. One of the suspects fired back, and the 53-year-old woman was shot once.

She was treated near the scene for non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK.

Police used a K-9 and drones to track the suspects, as well as the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter and help from other police agencies.

Two vehicles were damaged by bullets and both suspects have been arrested.

Detectives are at the scene investigating and officers have put down evidence markers over shell casings.

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