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Woman treated for pellet wounds after home invasion

Two men entered home in 11300 block of East 40th

A Spokane Valley home invasion early Sunday left a 50-year-old woman with minor injuries after two armed men wearing ski masks broke into her home, in the 11300 block of East 40th.

The unidentified woman told sheriff’s deputies she was in the kitchen when a man came through a door and confronted her. He was wearing gloves and a ski mask, she said

She fought with the man until a second man, with a handgun, entered the kitchen and threatened to shoot her, again, she said.

The woman didn’t realize she’d been shot until that statement, she told deputies. She said she was struck by a bulltet in a thigh. While confroting the two, the woman fello over an open dishwasher door, knocking out one of her teeth.

The suspects then left the building, reportedly empty-handed.

Deputies later apprehended 36-year-old Bradley B. Cooper, who was in possession of a high-powered bb or air pistol. Cooper was booked into the Spokane County Jail for first-degree burglary.

Officers are looking for a second suspect and a woman who drove a getaway vehicle, the sheriff’s department said.

The female victim was transported to a hospital where se was treated for a pellet wound in each of her thighs, as well as for her mouth injury. She told officers she had no idea what the suspects were looking for.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Crime Check at 456-2233.