Phoenix police: Homeowner wounded after shooting at officers


PHOENIX — Phoenix police say officers responding to a burglary alarm shot and wounded a homeowner who opened fire on them.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said the uniformed officers were carrying flashlights, knocked and announced their presence after arriving at the home Tuesday night.

The officers returned fire after the 77-year-old man who turned out to be the homeowner emerged from a back hallway and fired out the front door in their direction, Fortune said in a statement.

The wounded man surrendered after being shot and was taken to a hospital for treatment of injured of injuries not considered life-threatening, Fortune said.

The man’s identity was not released.

No officers were injured.

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