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PD: Home intruder shot, killed near 19th Avenue and Bell Road

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 16:36:40-04

PHOENIX — Police are investigating an overnight burglary that led to a deadly shooting in Phoenix.

Officers were first called to investigate a residential burglary in the area of 19th Avenue and Bell Road around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to preliminary information, a man tried to break into a home in the area when the homeowner, a woman, fired a gun, hitting the intruder.

Police say the man was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. A police official at the scene said the man has since died.

Police took a self-defense statement from the homeowner who fired the weapon and she was released.

The incident is still under investigation.