King Co. deputy shoots, wounds armed woman

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ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) -- A King County sheriff's spokesman says a deputy shot and wounded a woman during a standoff at an Enumclaw home when she pointed a gun at him.

Sgt. John Urquhart says the unidentified woman ignored orders to drop the gun. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The spokesman says deputies went to the home Thursday for a domestic violence investigation. The woman was reportedly going through a divorce, angry and breaking windows. They found her alone inside with a shotgun and they backed out. Urquhart says they heard several shots and didn't know whether the woman had turned the gun on herself. KOMO-TV says efforts to contact her failed and a robot and SWAT team failed to find her. On Thursday evening, a deputy started to check the crawlspace when the woman appeared with the gun.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/