PD: Robber shot by homeowner in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A homeowner was forced to shoot a man Tuesday morning after be broke into her home, according to police.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said a woman called 911 after a man was attempting to break into her home near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.

The man rattled the side gate, rang the door bell, peered in windows and finally smashed through an arcadia door with a garden welding tool, according to Thompson.

The 47-year-old woman armed herself with a handgun and hid in the bathroom, as the suspected robber entered the home. Police said the suspect punched the woman multiple times in the bathroom before the woman shot him.

Thompson said paramedics arrived and transported the 20-year-old suspect to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is expected to face charges once he is released from the hospital, according to Thompson.

Police said the woman's injuries were minor and that she is not likely to face charges as she acted in self-defense.

No other details were released.

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