An Aberdeen homeowner shot someone trying to steal their vehicle on Christmas morning.

Lt Dale Green said Aberdeen police were called to a reported shooting in the 400 block of North Washington Street around 1:30 am Christmas morning. Arriving officers secured the shooter and applied a tourniquet to a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Paramedics with the Aberdeen Fire Department transported the injured man to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The 54-year-old who fired the shot told investigators that the other man was attempting to steal his vehicle and when confronted ran at the homeowner.

Green said Aberdeen Police Detectives responded and processed the scene.

Based on statements and the initial investigation, it appears the 28-year-old was attempting to steal a vehicle and when confronted ran at the homeowner. After being treated and released at Grays Harbor Community Hospital for the gunshot wound, the 28 years old was booked into Aberdeen City Jail pending arraignment for Burglary 2nd Degree and Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft.

The case will be forwarded to GHC Prosecutor’s Office for review of the incident.