Vancouver police: Homeowner shoots prowler in back yard

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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.

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