PD: 15-year-old boy shot after entering home in Tolleson

Posted at 9:26 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 22:16:59-04

Two teenagers are in custody after entering a home in Tolleson.

Phoenix police said a resident near 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road came home to find two suspects inside his house.

"There was a very brief confrontation in the living room there and the homeowner fired a shot hitting one of the suspects," explained Sgt. Christopher Boyle, of the Phoenix Police Department.

The homeowner fired his weapon, striking one of the suspects who fled.

"I'm nervous as, I don't know what, because I don't want that happening to me," said Carolyn Cheatham, who lives just down the street and was startled Friday morning by the sound of sirens in her neighborhood. "I'm not even going to be able to go back [or] work because I'm shook. I'm really shook right now."

When police arrived on the scene, they were able to locate and detain two suspects, each around 15 years old. One of the suspects was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being shot.

"They should be in school," Cheatham said. "They should not be out breaking into people's houses. So, the times are really changing these days." 

As for that man who fired, police said the county attorney will be looking at the evidence they gather at the scene to decide whether he should be charged in this, as well.