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Man named Steele Brown involved in gunfight

If you were looking for a Wild West-like story involving a man named Steele Brown mowing down one assailant before exchanging gunfire with the others, you're in luck.

Here's a report from Sara Leaming:

A Grant County resident who surprised three men attempting to burglarize his home Monday night ended up in a gun-fight with the would-be thieves, and accidently ran over one suspect with his car.

According to a report from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Steele Brown, and his cousin arrived at Brown’s home six miles southwest of George, Wash., about 6:20 p.m. and found a man in a ski mask standing near a car in the driveway, and two other men trying to run.

As Brown sped past, the masked burglar attempted to open Brown’s car door, which caused the would-be thief to be run over, authorities said. As he drove on without stopping, Brown’s car was shot at by another suspect, deputies said. Brown’s cousin then returned fire from the car with his own handgun. About six rounds were exchanged between the two. No one was injured.

The three suspects remain at large, and authorities are searching for an older, gray or silver four-door Pontiac. A .22-caliber handgun, reported stolen from Othello, Wash., was also recovered at the scene.

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