Mountlake Terrace police were conducting an investigation in the 22100 block of 60th Avenue West after a resident said he shot an intruder who had crawled through the window of a home early Wednesday morning.
According to police spokesman Deputy Chief Pete Caw, police responded to the home at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday after a resident called 911 to report he had shot a man dressed in black who entered his home.
Officers found the man laying in the street in front of the residence. The subject was unresponsive and had a single gunshot wound to his upper torso, Caw said. Officers began CPR and were able to get a pulse before medics arrived. The subject was taken to Harborview Hospital in Seattle in critical condition.
Detectives on Wednesday interviewed the resident, possible witnesses and processed evidence at the scene.
According to Caw, the man’s identification was still uncertain as of Wednesday afternoon, but he appears to be associated with a female companion who is now in police custody. “There is a family connection between the female and the homeowner. All the individuals were acquainted with each other,” Caw said, adding it was “not a stranger crime.”