Scottsdale man opens fire at burglars

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A Scottsdale man took matters into his own hands when he caught two burglars robbing his home Tuesday morning.

Scottsdale police said at around 11a.m. the man returned to his home near 64th Street and Thomas to find a Honda pickup truck backed up into his carport and his front door wide open.

The homeowner was approaching the truck when two men ran out of his home, jumped in the truck and tried to run him over.

Neighbors said that's when the homeowner grabbed his gun and started shooting.

"I heard a tap, tap, tap tap sound," said Chris McKeever who lives across the street.

McKeever told ABC15 that's when he ran out of his house and saw a teal blue or light blue Honda Ridgeline speeding down 66th Street.

"I was kind of shocked to see somebody driving that fast. I actually threw up my hands to the guy saying what are you doing? He was in a hurry to get out of here," said McKeever.

Officer Dave Pubins said the homeowner struck the suspect's windshield multiple times.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday night, police found the suspect's vehicle parked near 68th Avenue and McDowell with no sign of either suspect.

Pubins said several gunshot holes were in the windshield, but no blood was found inside. "It's likely the suspects were not hit," said Pubins.

Police said the was homeowner not injured in the incident. Police are still searching for the burglary suspects.

The first suspect is described as Hispanic male in his late 20's, 6 feet tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect is also described as a Hispanic male in his late 20's, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky build. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of the burglary.

If you have any information regarding this crime, you are asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department.

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