Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Tempe, Arizona

From the Arizona Republic of December 5, 2005
Apartment tenant fatally shoots intruder, police say

Police say a Tempe resident shot and killed a man who broke into his apartment early Monday while he and his wife were sleeping.

The man, who lives at Elliot's Crossing Apartments at 7250 S. Kyrene Road, woke up at about 3:40 a.m. after hearing a man beating down his third-floor apartment door, police say.

The apartment resident, armed with a handgun, struggled with the assailant, who had used his shoulder to force the door open. The resident then fatally shot the suspect, according to police.

Identities of the victims and suspect have not yet been released.

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