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Suspect shot after stealing vehicle, trying to break into home

Posted at 7:08 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 10:10:28-04

PHOENIX — A man is behind bars after Phoenix police say he stole a vehicle and tried to break into a home.

It started around 10:00 p.m. Thursday when officers got a call about a stolen car near 51st Street and Van Buren.

Authorities say 32-year-old Ryan Johnson Davis forced his way into the vehicle and drove off.

The owner received minor injuries during a struggle while attempting to stop Davis.

Police say Davis then drove to the area of 53rd Street and Indian School.

Officers say that’s where he tried to break into a home and was shot by the homeowner.

He was arrested and taken to a hospital to get treated for a gunshot wound.

He was released from the hospital and booked into the Maricopa County Jail for robbery, theft of means of transportation, residential burglary and trespassing.