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LAKE STEVENS — Police said two masked, armed men allegedly entered a garage of a home in the Lake Stevens area, confronted the homeowner and his friend there and allegedly attempted to rob them. But the friend was able to pull a gun out of his car and opened fire, hitting one of the suspects and prompting the other one to flee, police said.


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The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting took place at a home in the 7000 block of 126th Drive NE.

“It is believed that two men, the homeowner and a male acquaintance, were in the garage when two males entered with their faces covered and attempted to rob them at gunpoint,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“The acquaintance of the homeowner, a 33 year-old male, allegedly pulled a gun out of his car and shot one of the robbery suspects.  The other suspect fled.  The homeowner called 911.

“The wounded suspect, believed to be 41 years old, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.  The homeowner, a man in his 30s, was taken to Providence Hospital for medical evaluation,” the news release said.

The homeowner was taken to the hospital for stress, deputies said, while investigators were questioning his friend, the shooter.

No names were immediately released.

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  • Jay biggs

    That’s awesome! I’d have done the same thing if I was there! Now , I really hope the friend isn’t in any kind of trouble over this because he wasn’t the homeowner!

  • RKS

    The only thing I would have done differently…….keep my gun on me and not in my damn car. Good job on the home owners friend. Maybe some day these idiots will learn that home owners are not going to put up with being robbed.

  • Bob

    To say that "these men (the victims of the initial attack in case that isn't clear) took the law into their own hands" is at best a thinly veiled suggestion that they were vigilantes out on a crusade. What they did was lawfully, legally, prudently and rightfully defend themselves again a criminal attack with the best tools available to to them.
    The way this story was presented was highly offensive to me.

  • The World is Ending

    It appears that the alleged victims acted in self defense, if so good job, however the sherif still has to fully investigate to make sure everything is what it seems and that is an attempted robbery and not some kind of deal gone bad if so then everybody goes to jail, but if it is what it appears to be then it is up to the prosecuting attorney if the shorter will be charge nor not, dose he support the right to keep bear arms and to defend oneself with deadly force if necessary? I don't know much about Mark Roe, but after looking at his website is states that he is a big victim advocate, we will see.

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