Phoenix home invasion ends in shoot-out, one found dead

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-02 21:25:53-04

Police in Phoenix are investigating after a home invasion ended in a shoot-out and a person found dead. 

According to the Phoenix Police Department, there was a shooting near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Officials said a homeowner's house was broken into by two people; the homeowner and the suspects exchanged gunfire before the suspects got away. 

The call was made to police around 2:30 p.m. 

Police said the suspects were armed with machetes, and one was carrying a firearm. 

The homeowner was able to provide a vehicle description, and the car was found near 25th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Inside, an "unresponsive person" was found. 

The person inside the vehicle was later pronounced deceased on scene. He has been identified as 38-year-old Leandro Torres Jr. 

The second suspect is still at large at this time, according to police. 

Police say the victims in this incident may have been targeted because of possible legal activity inside home. 

Police are investigating the incident; other details are unavailable. Stay with ABC15 for more.