A man allegedly protecting his father during a trespassing near Tiger Mountain is responsible for the shooting incident on Monday, Jan. 13.
The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) released an update to the shooting, which left one suspect injured on a property between Maple Valley and Issaquah. The man who was shot was originally reported as 27 years old, but according to KCSO he is 26 and had a warrant out for his escape from jail.
According to the KCSO press release, on Monday, Jan. 13, a 911 call was made from a separate location. The caller said a “known suspect” was trespassing in his backyard and into his barn. The caller knew the subject by name, the press release stated. A quick check by sheriff deputies showed the subject had an arrest warrant out for his escape.
Deputies responded to the scene around 6 p.m. and attempted to arrest the subject. The 26-year-old suspect allegedly fled the scene, and knocked down a deputy while doing so. The deputy sustained minor injuries and others were unable to find the suspect.
About 45 minutes later at a property on Southeast Tiger Mountain Road, a father and his 23-year-old son were alerted by their home’s security system that someone was trespassing onto the property. The camera app on the two’s phones showed the subject outside of their house, neither the father or son were home at the time. The two drove home and followed the subject’s footprints in the snow until they found him hiding in a bush. The subject was the same man who had just fled KCSO deputies earlier, according to the press release.
According to the press release, the 23-year-old witnessed the suspect charge towards his father so he shot the man in the side. The son then called 911 to report the incident.
“Evidence at the scene supported the story provided by the son and father,” the KCSO press release stated.
The shooting was under investigation by the King County Major Crimes Detectives. Detectives discussed the case with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and no charges will be filed at this time, according to the press release.
The names of the suspect or the involved families were released by KCSO.