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Man shot in nearby home invasion robbery

May 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Update May 28: KOMO is reporting the victim has died.

Update 4:15 p.m. The is reporting that a new shooting in Greenwood makes this the most violent 4-day period here since 2008.

A man who operates a marijuana growing operation from his Pinehurst home was shot early this morning by a suspect who broke into the home, police report.

The shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. in the 12300 block of 11th Avenue Northeast, police said. “The suspect was confronted by the adult male homeowner. The armed suspect fired upon the victim, striking him in the chest,” according to police Detective Renee Witt.

“He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injures. The suspect is described as an Asian male, 20-30 years old, medium height, slim build, short black hair, wearing a dark jacket.”

While officers were on the scene a second homeowner called in a burglary at a residence near Northeast 125th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast, but police didn’t find that suspect either.

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