Thursday, March 20, 2008

Arizona: Peoria Homeowner Shoots Intruder

Peoria, Arizona

From KTAR of March 20, 2008
Peoria Homeowner Shoots Intruder

A Peoria homeowner shot an intruder Thursday morning.

Peoria Police Public Information Officer Mike Tellef said the 62-year-old man heard someone breaking into his house near 85th and Olive avenues. Armed with a handgun, he went to investigate.

"He told us that he told the subject to stop," Tellef said. "The subject kept approaching on him, he felt in fear of his life, that's why he fired the single shot that he fired."

The 18-year-old suspect, Jason Rodriguez, a Glendale resident, was shot in the shoulder, and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries where he was treated and released to police.

Rodriquez was booked into 4th Avenue Jail and charged with burglary and aggravated assault.

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