PHOENIX — Phoenix police say an armed homeowner was shot by officers during an alarm check late Tuesday night.
Officers responded to the call near 7th Avenue and Indian School Road around 10 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived at the scene, police say the front door was ajar and the burglar alarm was sounding.
The officers reportedly knocked and yelled repeatedly, making several attempts for anyone inside to make contact with them.
Several minutes later, police say an armed 77-year-old man came to the door and refused to comply with demands to drop his weapon. The man reportedly shot at the officers, prompting officers to fire back at the man.
The man turned out to be the homeowner and suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the shooting.
Police are trying to determine why the man did not identify himself during the incident.
No other injuries were reported.
Police say the officers involved in the shooting were a 27-year-old woman with two years of service and a 30-year-old man with two and a half years of service.