It happened Thursday just before 10 p.m. at Lynnwood's Sun Ridge Motel, where Rendi Peak has lived and worked for more than five years.
"I was sitting in my room and I heard a knock at the door," Peak said.
After looking out the window, Peak answered the door to find two men she didn't know. She said the men told her they were staying at a unit on the property.
"I opened the door and he shoved me hard, stomped on my foot and knocked my glasses off," she said.
The 54-year old then called for her son, 21-year old Brendon, who was in his bedroom.
"My son came out of his room because he heard all this," Peak said. "He comes out and starts shooting."
Brendon used a .22 caliber rifle to fire off four shots. Both accused robbers were hit -- one in the back, the other in the arm.
"They started running out," Peak said.
The two men fled the area and were picked up by police a short time later and taken into custody.
Now the Peak family is grateful to be alive and for the tough lesson they learned.
"Now I don't open my door to anybody I don't know," Peak said.
One suspect has been released from the hospital and booked into jail on outstanding warrants. The other remains hospitalized.