Deputies: Would-be robber shot inside Lake Stevens home

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. -- A Tuesday night attempted robbery in Lake Stevens ended badly for the accused robber.

A homeowner who lives in the 7000 block of 126th Drive NE was in his garage with a friend at 6 p.m. when he said two masked men barged in and tried to rob them, according to Shari Ireton with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

The homeowner's friend, a 33-year-old man, pulled out a gun and shot one of the robbers, according to Ireton. The second robber ran away and the homeowner called 911.

"He grabbed a weapon out of his car shot one of the robbery suspects. The other robbery suspect fled," Ireton said.

Neighbors say the area is normally quite.

"Just sort of in shock," one neighbor said. "We're all a couple acres in property we're pretty rural back here never had any issues before."

The accused robber is a 41-year-old man. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. The homeowner was taken to Providence Hospital for medical evaluation, Ireton said.