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Woman fatally shoots man she says was breaking into her Phoenix home

Sep 19, 2022, 8:41 AM | Updated: 3:47 pm
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX – A woman fatally shot a man she said was trying to break into her Phoenix home Sunday night, authorities said.

The Phoenix Police Department said officers were dispatched to a residence for a burglary call near 19th Avenue and Bell Road around 10 p.m.

They found a man, identified at 42-year-old David Brecker, with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Brecker was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The homeowner told police she shot Brecker in self-defense as he tried to enter her residence. The woman was released after being interviewed.

Police said the case will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review after the investigation is finished.

No other details were made available.

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Woman fatally shoots man she says was breaking into her Phoenix home