Washington lt. gov's son released from hospital

AP News
Posted: Nov 11, 2009 12:43 AM

The 37-year-old son of Washington state's lieutenant governor has been released from a Seattle hospital, while the man accused of shooting him remains in critical condition.

Mark Owen was discharged from Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday.

Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson says 63-year-old Carlos Fernandez is still in the intensive care unit.

Police say Mark Owen, the son of Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, was wounded in the arm and abdomen Monday in a workplace shooting in Kent, south of Seattle. Mark Owen and Fernandez are partners in a paint and body shop for semi-trucks.

Police allege Fernandez shot Owen during an argument, then shot himself in the head.

Brad Owen says his son has worked for Fernandez for about three years and recently became his business partner. He says the two have a rocky relationship, "both economically and personally."