Homeowner shoots, wounds car prowl suspect in Covington

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A Covington homeowner discovered two car prowl suspects breaking in to a vehicle in his driveway early Thursday morning, July 25, and shot one, who was transported to Harborview with a gunshot wound.

The second suspect is still at large.

Police say that early Thursday at 2:07 a.m., King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 16000 block of SE 250th Court in Covington after a neighbor called 911 and reported hearing the sound of a single gunshot and someone yelling to call the police.

When deputies arrived, they contacted the 49-year old homeowner who reported that he woke to the sound of his alarm, and discovered a vehicle in his driveway was being prowled.

The homeowner armed himself with a handgun and confronted the two suspects who were in his vehicle. One suspect fled the scene on foot. The homeowner reportedly felt threatened by the suspects and shot one of them. A handgun was recovered at the scene from the wounded suspect. Detectives have determined the weapon was stolen during a car prowl in the City of Kent five days ago.

The suspect who fled the scene is still at large. He is described as a white or Hispanic male, 5’10”- 6’00”, wearing a baseball cap and hooded sweatshirt.

The investigation continues, and investigators ask that anyone who may have been the subject of a car prowl in Covington last evening to please call 206-296-3311 to report it.



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