Man found dead at north Phoenix home after police respond to 'home invasion'

PHOENIX - Phoenix Police are investigating a deadly shooting Monday afternoon at a home that is slated to be torn down.

Authorities responded to the area of Cave Creek Road and Rose Garden Lane around 2:30 p.m. after receiving an initial report of a "home invasion."

Police later said a man was shot outside of one of the two homes on the property, and it was not a home invasion.

A woman who was also staying on the property told police that she was inside her house when she heard a gunshot. Police say she went outside, discovered the victim, and performed CPR. She was taken to Phoenix Police Headquarters for further questioning.

According to a Phoenix police spokesperson, the 45-year-old victim, later identified as Drummond Jentzen, was critically injured. He was later pronounced dead.

Police say a 37-year-old man, Shaun Williams, was arrested on October 27 in connection with the homicide. He was booked into jail on one count of second-degree murder and prohibited possessor of a weapon. 

Williams, police say, is the fiance or the resident at the home. The resident had reportedly given Jentzen permission to stay at the home. 

ABC15 contacted the property owner listed on the Maricopa County Assessor website. He said no one was supposed to be living in the two homes on that lot. He said his company purchased the houses in 2015, and construction for commercial businesses on the lot is scheduled to begin in two weeks.

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