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PHOENIX - Authorities say a teenager shot and wounded a suspect in a home invasion in Laveen, west of Phoenix.

Phoenix police said the 14-year-old boy heard someone trying to break into his home late Friday afternoon, instead of answering the door the teen went upstairs with his siblings who are 12, 10 and 8 years of age. The boy armed himself with a handgun.

"As he's coming down the steps, a male suspect kicked in the door, entered the home with a handgun in his hand and pointed it toward the young man. At that point the young man fired his weapon at the suspect and the suspect went down," said Phoenix police officer James Holmes.

The suspect has been taken to a hospital and police said he's in critical condition.

The name of the suspect and the teen haven't been released yet.

Sandra Haros , Reporter

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