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Outspoken Wash. medical pot activist shoots robber

KIRKLAND, Wash. - The Kirkland man who shot and seriously wounded a robber at his home is a well-known Washington medical marijuana activist named Steve Sarich.
     
Sarich tells The Associated Press that it happened early Monday morning after his dogs barked and woke him up. He walked down a hallway with a .22-caliber handgun when he was confronted by a man with a shotgun, who raised it and fired. Pellets hit Sarich in the face and the leg, and he says the main blast nearly took his head off.
     
Sarich also fired, but missed. He ran back to his bedroom after the pistol jammed, got another gun, and then fired three shots through his glass bedroom door, hitting another one of the robbers.

That man was in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center on Monday.
     
Sheriff's officers say they arrested another suspect after he was seen trying to flag down a ride nearby, and four suspects in all are believed to have been involved.

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