Woman shoots man in Tempe in alleged self defense

Police say a man is in critical condition after a shooting during the overnight hours on April 26 in Tempe.

The shooting reportedly happened at an apartment complex near Apache and McClintock, and police responded to the scene at around 4:00 a.m.

When officers arrived, police officials say they found a man with a gunshot wound, who was later taken to the hospital.

According to a statement released by Tempe Police, two women who live at the apartment complex heard their car alarm go off, and one of them went out to the parking lot with a handgun to check on the alarm.

"The female observed and confronted a male subject who appeared to be breaking into her car. An altercation occurred, and the female shot the male subject," read a portion of the statement. 

An investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. Police officials say there is no threat to the public at this time.

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