Man shot on Bainbridge Island suspect in burglary
Monday, July 4, 2011
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a shooting on Bainbridge Island was self-defense and the wounded man is a suspect in a burglary.
The Kitsap Sun says neighbors in the Winslow area thought the gunshots Monday morning were fireworks.
The incident began with a burglary at a nearby home where the homeowner says he found a man in his kitchen going through drawers and cabinets. The intruder grabbed a knife and went after the homeowner who retreated to the back yard where he armed himself with a hammer.
Police say the suspect then left the house with a knife and confronted another man who was sitting in his car.
The driver had a gun in his car, fired three shots and held the suspect until police arrived.
The wounded suspect is expected to recover.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/