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Suspect shot by homeowner during burglary attempt

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Police are investigating a shooting case involving a homeowner and burglary suspect near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Authorities say the homeowner came home to find four men ransacking the property around 11 a.m. Friday. Two men ran out of the house through the carport door and two came out from the bedroom area, according to Phoenix Police.

One of the suspects came at the homeowner and the homeowner fired one round at him, from a handgun he had in a holster in his waistband, police say.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he later died. He was identified as 16-year-old Mario Barcenas.

The other suspects fled the scene. Police set up a perimeter, but they were not located. They are described as young Hispanic males with short hair.

The 36-year-old homeowner was not injured. Charges have not been filed, as the initial investigation shows he acted in self-defense.

As a precaution, Estrella Middle School and Trevor Brown High School were placed on lockdown.

Anyone with information on the other suspects is asked to call police or Silent Witness.

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