The incident unfolded Tuesday just after noon when a woman at home with her 3-year-old child called 911 to report two men had just broken into her home in the 4600 block of S. 176th Street.
But before she called police, she called her dad.
Kulwant Gill says his daughter was home with her toddler when two men kept knocking on her door, then broke inside. She grabbed her child and ran to the bathroom with a phone while the men rummaged around the home.
"He tried to get inside, to the bathroom," Gill said. "Then she said 'what do you want?' and he come outside."
Investigators believe the men are burglars and got spooked when they realized someone was home. Deputies pulled up just as the burglars ran outside.
"One of the suspects charged the deputy," said Sgt. DB Gates with the King County Sheriff's Office. "The deputy deployed his Taser.... it didn't have any effect on the suspect, and he continued coming at the deputy. And so the other deputy fired one round."
The wounded burglar was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle but his condition is not known.
The second burglar managed to get away. Investigators describe that suspect as a black man in his early 20s wearing a white T-Shirt with a shaved head. Deputies are using helicopters and police dogs to track him down.
The woman and child were not injured.