PEORIA, Ariz. — A man who broke into a Peoria home is recovering after
being shot in the leg with his own weapon.
The Arizona Republic reports that the 23-year-old
intruder was hospitalized Thursday morning with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say he and a 19-year-old male accomplice broke into the home around
Police say a couple, who later said they knew the suspects, and a 5-year-old
child were sleeping.
The men then allegedly assaulted the couple.
Police say the male occupant of the house was able to wrestle the 23-year-old’s
gun away and shot him.
Both men fled by car to a house in Phoenix. Police arrived after someone
reported the gunshot wound and the 19-year-old, along with a 26-year-old woman,
The couple was treated for minor injuries.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com