Homeowner Shoots Assault Suspect inside Carnation Home; Suspect Flees Toward Fall City, Calls Police for Help

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) said on Monday, July 20, 2015 that they had arrested a man in his 50’s who was shot by a homeowner while inside a home in Unincorporated King County near Carnation. The KCSO stated the homeowner in his 70’s shot the man after the suspect came into his house and began to assault his 65-year old roommate.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon, July 19th, when deputies responded to the 9400 block of Carnation-Duvall Road after the homeowner called to report he had shot at a man whom entered his home and assaulted his roommate. The homeowner said he had shot at the man five times with a 9mm gun, but was not sure if he had actually hit the suspect – and the man fled the scene in a vehicle.

The roommate suffered injuries to his face that were later treated at a hospital, reportedly inflicted by the suspect who was known to the homeowner and assault victim, as he had lived on the property in the past and there was some history of violence between the parties.

KCSO explained that about 15 minutes into their investigation in Carnation, other Deputies responded to a nearby call on Redmond-Fall City Road just west of Fall City – for a man reporting that he’d been shot. When deputies arrived and questioned him, it was determined he was the known assault suspect from the Carnation home. 

Police said the man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with two non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the shoulder and upper torso.

Once released from the hospital, KCSO said suspect will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of Assault. As of now, no charges have been filed against the homeowner who shot the suspect. 

Detectives from the King County Sheriffs Major Crimes Unit are still investigating the incident.

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Area near Fall City where assault suspect called police reporting he had been shot, July 19, 2015. Photo: Google Maps screenshot

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  • That’s what you get if you invade someone’s home. I wouldn’t give it a second thought if I found myself in that situation!

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