A Lake Cushman-area landlord was arrested Saturday after allegedly shooting one of his tenants earlier that morning, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.
John Horgan, 51, was booked into Mason County Jail on charges related to assault with a firearm after deputies responded to a 911 call report of a shooting at 6:40 a.m. Saturday at a home located in the 100-200 block of N. Duckabush Drive West in Hoodsport.
According to the Mason County Sheriffs:
When deputies arrived they found a young adult male suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to his shoulder and the other to his leg. The man along with his girlfriend, who was not injured, were transported by ambulance to Mason General Hospital in Shelton. The man was alert and talking to deputies and medical personnel when he was taken to the hospital. His injuries appeared to be non life-threatening. He was eventually airlifted from Mason General Hospital to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for surgery.
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The man and his girlfriend live in the first floor apartment and the shooting suspect/landlord live in the second floor apartment.
Horgan, the suspect, refused to make contact with deputies. The multi-agency SWAT team lead by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded and surrounded the residence for about three hours while the suspect continued to refuse contact. When a search warrant was received, the SWAT team deployed diversionary devices along with a Sheriff K-9.
The K-9 located Horgan at his friends’ house located next door to his residence.
After being examined and released from Mason General Hospital for minor dog bites, Horgan was booked into the Mason County Jail. No other persons or SWAT team members were injured in the stand-off and raid.
Deputies say the investigation will continue in order to find out the motive behind the shooting as well as positive identification of the landlord and the tenants.