Armed robber killed during home invasion SW of Tucson (update)

2014-03-29T18:50:00Z 2014-03-29T18:50:22Z Armed robber killed during home invasion SW of Tucson (update)Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 29, 2014 6:50 pm  • 

A man killed during a home invasion southwest of Tucson early Saturday morning was one of the armed robbers, a sheriff’s official said.

The incident started about 1:20 a.m. with a hang-up call to 911 from a house in the 14400 block of West Kestrel Road., near Arizona 86 and South Sierrita Mountain Road.

“A neighbor heard sounds of distress coming from the (home) and went to investigate,” Deputy Tracy Suitt, spokesman for the department, said in a news release. “He followed the sounds that lead him to a neighbor’s property where he encountered one of the armed suspects. Gunshots were exchanged and the suspect, who has not been identified, was fatally wounded. “

Deputies arrived to find a wounded man inside the house. The man died a short time later, Suitt said.

No further information was available Saturday night.

Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About this blog

The Star's public safety reporters comb through police reports, and tell you what you've missed.

Police Beat updates