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Homeowner Fatally Shoots 2 Men Attempting To Break Into Phoenix Residence

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix police said a homeowner fatally shot two would-be home invaders early on Saturday morning as they tried to break into their residence.

The incident occurred just before 7:45 a.m. on June 25 at a home near 27th Street and McDowell Road in Phoenix, KSAZ reported.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Philip Krynsky told reporters that when officers arrived on the scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds in the front yard of the home.

At first police didn’t know what sort of situation they were dealing with as they tried to provide aid to the wounded suspects, KSAZ reported.

“Witnesses told the officers the shooter was inside the home next to where the men were lying,” Sgt. Krynsky explained.

“Officers developed a plan to move up on foot and carry the men to safety,” the sergeant continued. “The officers were able to successfully carry the men to await paramedics.”

The wounded suspects were transported separately to different nearby hospitals for treatment, KSAZ reported.

Sgt. Krynsky said both suspects died from their injuries at the hospitals.

Police said that both of the men who were killed were in their 20s, KSAZ reported.

Officials have not yet released any information about the identities of the alleged would-be home invaders.

After the wounded suspects had been removed from the front lawn of the home, police talked to the residents inside the home to find out what had happened and take them into custody, KSAZ reported.

“The officers were able to communicate with the three occupants of the home and they were detained peacefully,” the sergeant told reporters.

Sgt. Krynsky said that all of the residents of the home who were detained “provided consistent stories of self-defense stating the two men forced their way into the home,” according to KNXV.

“In consultation with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the suspects were released, and charges will be submitted for review,” he said.

No charges have been filed as of yet against any of the residents of the home, KNXV reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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