Man shot on Bainbridge Island suspect in burglary

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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.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/