Tacoma police said a homeowner shot a would-be burglar in the face with a shotgun Tuesday evening when he tried to break into a home through a window.
The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. at the corner of South 14th and South Madison streets.
“The homeowner fired a shot and hit the suspect in the face,” police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
Officers used a K-9 team to search the home and make sure nobody else was inside. Police initially reported that there was a second suspect but they now believe the injured man was the only person trying to break into the house.
The would-be burglar was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. He is expected to survive.
The homeowner has not been arrested.