Police: Phoenix homeowner uses sword to injure, detain robbery suspect

Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 14:46:47-05

A south Phoenix homeowner grabbed a sword and used it to injure and detain a robbery suspect.

Phoenix police report that on February 17, two men entered an apartment near 17th Avenue and Buckeye Road and assaulted the homeowner. The victim told police that the men ransacked his apartment and stole several items, including a 60-inch flat screen television. 

When the suspects went outside, the homeowner went to his bedroom closet and grabbed a sword; he then went outside to prevent the suspects from getting away. 

Police say the victim saw the suspects loading his television onto a vehicle. One of the suspects, 65-year-old Larry Shedd, reportedly came after the victim and the victim struck Shedd on the head with the sword. He was unsuccessful in detaining the other suspect and a third man who was driving the car. 

Police say the victim’s cell phone and watch were found on Shedd, who was arrested upon his release from the hospital four days later.

Shedd has been charged with aggravated robbery.