PHOENIX (KSAZ) - 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.