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Home intruder shot by victim in Mesa

Mesa Police Department
Posted at 7:04 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 11:32:58-04

MESA, AZ — Police say a home invasion suspect was shot by a victim Friday morning in Mesa.

Officers were called to a home near Alma School Road and University Drive just before 4:00 a.m. for reports of a home invasion.

When they arrived a male suspect was found with a gunshot wound.

Authorities with the Mesa Police Department say a woman was at home alone when the man made his way inside. She was able to fire a weapon at the intruder, striking him.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening.

An early investigation indicates the suspect is a stranger to the victim. It's unclear if the victim or home were specifically targeted.

The investigation remains ongoing.