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Police: Burglar in critical condition after being shot by Poulsbo homeowner

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From Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

POULSBO, Wash.– A 28-year-old suspected burglar is in critical condition after being shot early Sunday morning by a homeowner.

About 1:47 a.m., deputies responded to a call at a home in the 16000 block of Highway 305, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says.

Deputies found the 28-year-old man at the scene with gunshot wounds.

Deputies say the man was trying to break into the home when he was shot by a female homeowner. The woman was alone at the time of the shooting. The burglar was not able to get inside the home, deputies say.

Deputies administered life-saving aid until paramedics arrived. The man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital and is in critical condition.

It was not immediately known if the homeowner suffered any injuries in the incident. The homeowner will likely not face any criminal charges, deputies say.

Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.