Homeowner Shoots At Burglar

Friday afternoon, a homeowner on Cooper Mountain found a burglar in his house.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 9300 block of SW 171st Avenue.

The homeowner told deputies that after finding the man in his house they fought. The burglar grabbed a knife from the kitchen and the resident got a gun and fired a shot at the intruder. It’s unknown whether the man was hit.

The resident sustained several minor injuries. 

Deputies conducted an extensive search, but were not able to find the suspect.

The intruder is described as a white male in his 20's with a thin to medium build. He was possibly driving an older blue full-sized SUV. 

Anyone with information that can help identify the intruder in this case is asked to call Washington County Detectives at (503) 846-2500. 


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