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Homeowner shoots intruder armed with crochet hook in Mountlake Terrace

Police investigate the shooting of an intruder in Mountlake Terrace on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. KOMO News photo

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. -- A homeowner shot and critically wounded a man who was trying to get into his house through a window, police here say.

Police say he was armed with a crochet hook.

The wounded man was unresponsive and lying in the street when police arrived early Wednesday morning at the home in the 22100 block of 60th Avenue West. Officers used CPR to get a pulse, and he was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where he has undergone surgery.

The resident of the home called 911 to say he had shot the man, who was dressed in black.

The man who was shot is apparently in his mid-20s. He carried no identification.

A female companion of the intruder left before police arrived.

She was found later in North Seattle. The car she and the intruder were in had been stolen in Tukwila, Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson said.

The woman did not have any weapons, he said.


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