Authorities have identified the man killed while trying to stop two people from breaking into his neighbor's house.
Phoenix police responded to a burglary call in the area of 35th Avenue and Thunderbird around 10 p.m. Wednesday.
They arrived to find a man found dead in the street.
Investigators said the victim, identified as 18-year-old Seth King, went with another person to confront two people suspected of breaking into a nearby home.
King had a pellet handgun when he went to confront the pair. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and shot King, police said.
The suspects drove away in a late model 4-door car, possibly a Mitsubishi style vehicle with tinted windows, according to a release from the Phoenix Police Department.
King was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.