A resident trying to protect himself during a home invasion shot and seriously wounded one of two invaders early Monday.
Spokane police said the man underwent surgery at a Spokane hospital for two handgun wounds to his abdomen, and the other suspect ran and remained at large Monday afternoon.
A woman living at the home in the 4100 block of East 16th Avenue called 911 about 2 a.m., reporting that two men had entered the house and that her male roommate was confronting them in another room. The call came in about the same time the roommate fired shots in the other room, said Officer Tim Moses, police spokesman.
Both of the suspects were armed, police said.
Police have been unable to provide a full description of the two suspects, both in their 20s.
Moses said police detectives plan to interview the injured man to learn more about the other suspect and the reason for the confrontation. The home where the shooting occurred was built about 2002 and, according to county records, is owned by a Chattaroy couple.
College students are renting the house, and they had not had any previous problems, the owner said.
Three occupants of the home were interviewed Monday at the Public Safety Building and allowed to go home, police said.