The local paper tells the story pretty well. There are three articles they've posted that I'll provide below.
TL;DR: man with knife chased out of house by home-owner with hammer. Man with knife approaches man in car who has a CPL. Man with knife is shot three times. In surgery, expected to survive. Shooter was questioned and released same-day.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — A man was taken to a hospital on Monday morning with gunshot wounds after a home invasion on Bainbridge Island.
Police received a call at 8:23 a.m. reporting that shots were fired on the 500 block of Wood Avenue, according to a press release from Bainbridge police. Officers arrived on the scene and found a man holding a gun over another man, who had gunshot wounds and was lying on the ground. Officers ordered the man to put the gun down, and he complied, according to Bainbridge Island police. He was detained by police while a crew from the Bainbridge Island Fire Department treated the man with the wounds.
Officers were able to determine that the man who was shot had been found earlier in a home on Stetson Avenue. He was going through the kitchen when the homeowner walked in and confronted him. The man armed himself with a knife and came at the homeowner, who left the house and headed to the backyard, while asking the man to leave.
The man attempted to reach for the homeowner's children, according to police, and the homeowner armed himself with a hammer. The man fled the house.
The man still had the knife when he fled onto Wood Avenue and confronted a man who was sitting in his vehicle. When the man with the knife moved closer, the man in the vehicle fired three rounds, according to police. All three rounds hit the man with the knife, and he was detained by the man in the vehicle until police arrived.
The suspect was transported to a hospital, though Bainbridge police aren't specifying which one. The suspect is in surgery.
Read more: Suspect shot after alleged home invasion on Bainbridge Island » Kitsap Sun
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Police continue to investigate the apparent Fourth of July burglary and shooting of a man in his mid-20s in Winslow.
Detectives were unable to interview the man, who suffered three gunshots in the altercation, Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center. The man, who is hospitalized, is expected to recover, police said.
Police did not disclose the identities of those involved Tuesday.
Officers were called to the 500 block of Wood Avenue at 8:23 a.m. Monday for a man with a gun standing over another man.
The police investigation so far has revealed the gunshot victim was burglazing a home when the homeowner confronted him. Eventually, a man driving by, who did not know the suspect or homeowner, also got into a confrontation with the suspect, which ended in the driver shooting the suspect.
Police believe the driver was legally defending himself and was lawfully carrying a gun.
Read more: Investigators continue to probe Bainbridge burglary, shooting » Kitsap Sun
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Police are still investigating a series of events that happened Monday morning on a quiet, dead-end street in Winslow that sent a man with a knife to the hospital with three gunshot wounds after he confronted another man.
The man who was shot did not receive life-threatening injuries and will recover, according to Bainbridge Island Police Chief Jon Fehlman. Police did not release the man's age or residency Monday, but Fehlman said officers believe he is in his mid-20s.
His shooter was interviewed and released by police.
"The gentleman who did the shooting was defending himself," said Fehlman, adding the man has a concealed-weapons permit.
Police are waiting for the man who was shot to recover further from surgery so they can interview him about what happened.
Neighbors who live on Wood Avenue, the narrow street where the shooting occurred, were surprised to learn the bangs they heard Monday just before 8:30 a.m. were gunshots and not fireworks.
"I'm really surprised," said a neighbor who did not wish to be identified. "I've never heard of anything like this here before."
Police were called at 8:23 a.m. for reports of a man with a gun and shots fired on the 500 block of Wood Avenue, according to a news release from Bainbridge police. When officers arrived, they found a man holding a gun over another man who had gunshot wounds to the lower half of his body.
Officers ordered the man to put down the gun and he complied. Bainbridge Island Fire Department medics responded and treated the man with the wounds and took him to a hospital where he underwent surgery.
After interviewing the man with the gun and other witnesses, police learned the man who was shot was apparently involved in a burglary that had just happened at a Stetson Place home. The homeowner there told police he confronted the man in the kitchen, where he found the suspect going through drawers and cabinets.
The intruder grabbed a knife and came at the homeowner, who went from the house into his backyard and repeatedly asked the man to leave. The homeowner's children were behind him and at one point the homeowner thought the man was trying to reach for them, so the homeowner armed himself with a hammer, Fehlman said. The suspect then left the house with the knife.
That's when he turned the corner of Wood Avenue and approached the man sitting in his car. Fehlman said the driver was lost and using his cellphone to find directions when the suspect confronted him with the knife. The driver had a gun in his car and fired three rounds, all of them hitting the suspect. The man detained the suspect until police arrived.
Neither the homeowner nor the driver knew the suspect, Fehlman said.
Because their interviews were limited Monday, officers hope to speak more with the suspect Monday night or Tuesday to learn why he was in the house.
Fehlman said police plan to arrest the suspect on several charges when released from the hospital.
Read more: Bainbridge police still piecing together Monday shooting in Winslow » Kitsap Sun