Maple Valley man shoots 2 home-invasion suspects

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. -- A 38-year-old man shot at two robbery suspects fleeing his home shortly after breaking free of constraints the suspects placed over his wrist Tuesday night, the King County Sheriff's Office said.

The Maple Valley man was in his home at an undisclosed location when two men entered the house, bound and assaulted him. The suspects then rifled through the victim's belongings, police said, and stole several guns, drugs and money. The suspects -- a man and a woman -- then fled the scene.

As the suspects fled, the victim was able to free himself from the ties and grab a weapon. He ran outside and shot at the fleeing car, but the suspects continued to drive away.

Police said they received reports of individuals throwing guns out of a car down a busy Maple Valley road a short time after the victim called police to report the robbery.

On Tuesday night, a man in his 30s was dropped of at a Maple Valley 7-11 store with an apparent gunshot wound to the face. A second person drove herself to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. The suspects were treated, officials said, and it is unknown if they were released from the hospital or are in police custody at the writing of this report.

Detectives are still investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to call the King County Sheriff's Office Major Crime's tip line at (206) 263-2130.