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Phoenix man shoots home invader in self defense, police said

The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. near 45th Avenue and Shaw Butte Drive, Phoenix police said.

PHOENIX — A Phoenix homeowner shot a man accused of breaking into his home early Thursday morning, the city’s police department said.

Officers were called to a home near 45th Avenue and Shaw Butte Drive shortly before 1 a.m., where they found a man suffering from a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Investigators learned that he was “shot after he entered into the house of the victim.” Authorities said they believe the shooting was self-defense, and did not arrest the homeowner.

Police have not identified the suspect.

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