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Burglary suspect shot in Tempe

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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:44 am | Updated: 7:44 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A man shot at two burglars who broke into his home in Tempe on Tuesday, and police say one of them ended up at a Mesa hospital to be treated for his wound.

Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Horn said a resident reported that two burglars broke into his home around 12:30 p.m. The resident fired a shot, and the two burglars took off running from the home just west of Loop 101 near Broadway Road and South River Drive.

Police later got a call about a gunshot victim from Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. Doctors operated on the man, who is described as being in his 20s, and police are looking for his partner.

“It looks like he dumped his buddy off at the hospital,” Horn said. The victim is expected to survive.

Horn said investigators will work with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to determine whether the shooting was justified.

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