A homeowner shot a burglar who broke into his house Tuesday, and the burglar was critically injured.
It happened about 3:00 p.m. in the 3300 block of South 90th Lane.
The homeowner was an off-duty Tolleson Police officer. He was taking a nap when he heard a sound in his house.
The officer brought his gun downstairs with him and confronted the subject.
The burglar made a motion to throw a rock at the homeowner, so he shot him in the head, according to police at the scene.
"He was yelling some commands and challenging him when the burglar in this case turned toward him with the rock... at which time the homeowner fired one round, struck the subject in the head, and the subject went down," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump.
The Tolleson police officer administered aid and immediately called 911.
The suspect is described as a young black male, possibly in his teens. He apparently got in by breaking a window.
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