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PD: Two men dead after allegedly forcing their way into a home near 24th St and McDowell Rd

two men shot at home near 27th place and McDowell Road
Posted at 10:00 AM, Jun 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-26 13:04:35-04

PHOENIX — Two men were killed after allegedly forcing their way into a home near 24th Street and McDowell Road Saturday morning.

Just before 8 a.m., police were called to the scene at a home in Phoenix.

Officials say when officers arrived, 20-year-old Jairo Perez and 24-year-old Jose Gutierrez were found with gunshot wounds in front of a home.

Both men were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. They later confirmed both of the men had died.

Police say the three occupants of the home were detained peacefully as suspects.

During interviews, investigators say the three suspects "provided consistent stories of self-defense stating the two men forced their way into the home."

The three suspects have since been released, according to police, and that charges will be submitted for review.