Vancouver police: Homeowner shoots prowler in back yard
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Police in Vancouver, Washington, are investigating after a homeowner shot a prowler in his backyard.
Police responded to a disturbance call at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 14500 block of Northeast 49th Circle.
The homeowner told police that he woke early to a prowler in his fenced backyard.
Police said the homeowner armed himself and confronted the suspect.
During a physical altercation between the two, the homeowner fired one shot at the suspect, who was then taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit is investigating.