Deputies: 63-year-old homeowner fought off intruder

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NEAR ESTACADA, Ore. - Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a suspect they said tangled with a homeowner before fleeing the home.

Deputies said they responded to a 9-1-1 "hang up" call at about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday and went to a rural home on South Moehnke Court near Estacada.

Deputies said the 63-year-old homeowner was in the house when a man entered through an open door. The man and intruder got into a fight and the homeowner shouted to his wife to get his gun.

When she returned with the firearm, the intruder punched the woman and then ran off, deputies said. They said the homeowner heard a car leaving the area.

A canine team searched the area but didn't find the suspect. Deputies did not say if the woman was injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall with a "stout build" and wearing a black hoodie pulled tight over his face.