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Homeowner shoots armed man who refused to leave Phoenix home

PHOENIX — A homeowner in west Phoenix allegedly shot and injured a suspect who was reportedly armed and refused to leave his home on Monday.

Det. Marianne Ramirez, a spokeswoman with the Phoenix Police Department, said the homeowner was confronted by the suspect at his front door in the area of 56th and Vernon avenues.

The suspect, only described as an adult male, was reportedly armed and refused to leave the premises.

Ramirez said a confrontation occurred between the two, leading the homeowner to shoot the suspect.

The suspect was located outside of the house with a non-life threatening injury and was transported to a local hospital.

Ramirez said there were no other outstanding suspects.

Phoenix police are investigating the situation.

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