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Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, KPTV file image

KELSO, WA (KPTV) - A homeowner shot and wounded a suspected car prowler in Kelso early Thursday morning, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office.

Just after 1 a.m., deputies responded to the report of a vehicle prowl in the 2100 block of Holcomb Loop Road.

The sheriff's office said the 9-1-1 caller reported her husband had fired a shot while confronting the suspected car prowler.

Once at the scene, deputies confirmed the homeowner shot the suspect and caused birdshot pellet wounds to the suspect's leg.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to St. John Medical Center for treatment. After being released, the suspect was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on an unrelated warrant.

The sheriff's office said the investigation is ongoing.

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