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Phoenix police searching for suspect who shot a man entering his home

May 28, 2021, 7:30 AM | Updated: 7:47 am

(Twitter Photo, File/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Twitter Photo, File/Phoenix Police Department)

(Twitter Photo, File/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX —  The Phoenix Police Department is looking for a suspect after a man was shot and killed when walking into his apartment late Thursday night.

Police said they responded to an apartment complex near Camelback Road and 19th Avenue around 10:10 p.m. for a shooting when they learned a suspect approached Malik Recasner, 21, standing at the door of his apartment, demanding money while holding him at gunpoint.

Recasner refused to comply and attempted to enter his apartment when he was shot, according to authorities.

The suspect entered the apartment and proceeded to take property, while a woman living inside the residence hid. She was not injured.

The suspect fled before police arrived.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.

No additional information was available at this time.

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Phoenix police searching for suspect who shot a man entering his home