The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a non-life threatening shooting of a Tenino man Monday evening that reportedly occurred during a break-in at the man’s residence.
First responders were dispatched to the 500 block of Huston Street South in Tenino.
According to Tenino Police Department Chief Robert Swain, the victim called 911, saying individuals had broken into his house and shots were fired. The man was shot in the thigh area. He returned fire on the assailants, and told authorities he may have shot one of the intruders.
TCSO Lt. Ray Brady said authorities believe there were between two and three suspects, who are unknown to authorities, as of Tuesday.
Tenino police originally responded to the scene, and turned the case over to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation, per an ongoing agreement between the agencies that the sheriff’s office handle investigations of a highly serious nature.