Elderly man shoots suspected burglar inside home

An elderly man shot a suspected burglar inside a home on Tuesday morning.

- An elderly man shot a suspected burglar inside a home on Tuesday morning.

Phoenix police say the shooting happened in the 3200 block of W. Sells Drive near 35th Avenue and Indian School around 10:20 in the morning. It is unknown if the suspect will survive.

The homeowner a 60-year-old man was home alone when he heard someone in his back yard and then glass breaking. As he saw the suspect enter the home through a window the man warned the suspect he had a gun. 

He warned the suspect a second time and police say he perceived a threat so he opened fire. 

The suspected burglar ran to an alley where officers found him.

Paramedics treated the man and took him to a hospital in extremely critical condition.


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