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Armed man tries breaking into woman's home. But she's got a gun as well — and he learns a painful lesson.


Homeowner was atop her roof with a rifle when cops arrived on the scene

Image source: KCPQ-TV video screenshot

When Seattle police arrived at a reported shooting scene around midnight Thursday, they encountered something they probably didn't expect — the homeowner who made the 911 call atop her roof and armed with a rifle, KCPQ-TV reported.

The station said officers had to coax the homeowner off the roof before they could safely approach the burglar suspect that she said she shot.

Then what?

Cops found a 41-year-old man behind the home with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and a handgun on the ground near him, police told KCPQ.

The woman who contacted authorities said she shot an armed man trying to break into her home, the station reported, adding that police said detectives believe the suspect was responsible for multiple bullet holes found on the home's exterior.

The suspect was taken to a hospital in serious condition, KCPQ noted.

Police also took into custody a second man who ran from the scene as they arrived, the station said, adding that cops are interviewing him to see if he's connected to the incident at the woman's home.

What happened to the homeowner?

Officers interviewed and released the woman pending further investigation, KCPQ said.

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