Burglary suspect shot in the leg by homeowner

THURSTON COUNTY -- A suspected burglar was in the hospital Wednesday morning, after he was shot by a home owners.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night at a home in the 6900 block of Puget Beach Rd. NE, near Olympia.

Thurston County sheriff's deputies say a couple arrived home to find a male burglar in their house.  A confrontation ensued and the homeowner shot the suspect in the leg.

The 27-year old suspect was taken to St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.  He was later transferred to Harborview in Seattle for surgery.