Homeowner shoots suspected car prowler in Covington, police say

COVINGTON, Wash. -- Authorities say a homeowner in King County shot a man he believed was breaking into his car.

King County deputies were called to the Covington house early Thursday after a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sgt. Cynthia Sampson says the 49-year-old homeowner told deputies that he saw two men inside his car parked in front of his house.

Sampson says the homeowner shot one of the men after feeling threatened. The second man fled.

Sampson says the wounded man was taken to a Seattle hospital and is in stable condition.

The sheriff's office is investigating the shooting.