Man trying to steal car in Federal Way shot by owner

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A man is recovering in the hospital after police said he was shot while trying to steal a vehicle in Federal Way early Friday morning.

According to police, the attempted car theft and shooting happened before 1 a.m. near the intersection of 21st Avenue Southwest and Southwest 356th Street.

Officers said the suspect, a 29-year-old man, was shot by the owner of the vehicle. The suspect then got out of the stolen car, got into a vehicle waiting nearby and left the area.

The suspect was driven to another location by a female, who later called 911.

Police said the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is reportedly in stable condition.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.