Suspected burglars shot by homeowner, police in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Wash. — Two burglary suspects were shot Sunday night in Des Moines, one by police and another by a homeowner, according to a release.

The Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) responded around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of suspicious circumstances at a home near South 240th Street and 16th Avenue South.

DMPD said that a woman reported that her residence was being robbed. On arrival, officers encountered an armed suspect. They opened fire and struck the suspect.

Officers then learned that a second suspect was shot while exchanging gunfire with the homeowner.

Both suspects were taken to the hospital.


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