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Police: Arizona man shoots and kills naked home intruder

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Posted at 2:44 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 16:53:26-04

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A homeowner in Scottsdale, Arizona, reportedly shot and killed an intruder Wednesday night.

The Scottsdale Police Department says the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. near Pima and Happy Valley roads.

The homeowner was reportedly doing work on the property when the family dog alerted him to some type of disturbance. When the father of the family entered a room to investigate, he found that one of his children had been confronted by a naked male subject.

Police say the intruder was holding a large piece of wood in a threatening manner and charged at the resident. The resident then pulled out a gun and shot the intruder twice, killing him.

The 41-year-old resident was home with his wife and three children at the time. No one else was injured at the time of the shooting.

Police say that earlier in the evening around 9 p.m., officers were also called to a separate home in the area for a call of an attempted home burglary, but a suspect was not found. Police say the description of the male intruder in the first attempted break-in matched the description of the man shot and killed in the second incident.

The identity of the suspect killed has not been released.

No arrests have been made in the case as police continue to investigate.

This story was originally published by Clayton Klapper at KNXV.