(KFYI News) – A homeowner is dead after police say three masked men broke into his home late Thursday night near 43rd Ave. and Maryland, north of Bethany Home Rd. in west Phoenix.
Police say the suspects entered the home through a back door where they were confronted by the 53-year-old man. His 44-year-old wife and their sons, ages 20 and 14, came into the room and were ordered at gunpoint to lie on the floor.
Investigators say the man and the suspects got into a scuffle and the man suffered serious injuries. After the men left – neighbors heard a car squealing away from the area – the victim was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police don't know whether the home was specifically targeted, or if anything was taken.