Cougar Mountain homeowner shoots intruder

May 3, 2013

NEW — 5:30 p.m., May 3, 2013

A 56 year-old Issaquah man shot an intruder breaking into his home on May 3.
In the 18500 block of Northwest Montreux Drive, the as-yet unidentified homeowner heard someone ringing his doorbell just before 1 p.m. After failing to recognize the mid-20s man that was outside his door, the homeowner ignored the summons. A few moments later, the suspect threw an object through a glass front door and entered the house.
The homeowner responded to the sound and the two men struggled. The homeowner fired two shots from his handgun, striking the suspect once in the shoulder.
A delivery truck driver saw the scuffle, heard the shot and made the initial 911 call at about 1:05 p.m.
The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The police have yet to charge him.