Didn't your mommy ever tell you this is what happens to thieves???
Phoenix police on Friday identified an intruder who died after a northeast Phoenix homeowner shot him with a 12-gauge shotgun blast to the belly.
Rudolph Gomes, 26, died Wednesday, police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.
The homeowner phoned 911 at 1:45 p.m. after shooting the intruder at his home in the 4300 block of East Libby Street, northwest of Bell Road and 44th Street, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. The homeowner told police that the intruder had asked for his car keys, money and identification.
The incident was believed to have started at about 1:15 p.m. when the suspect was spotted burglarizing a vending machine at a car wash on Tatum Boulevard and Charleston Avenue, said Thompson said.
When leaving the scene, the axle on the suspect's car was cracked but continued to drive away, stopping at an elementary school close to the home he invaded.
Foothills Elementary School was put on lockdown for a short time while police searched the area for the suspect.
"As they were searching the area, they heard a pop," Thompson said. The pop was the blast from the homeowner's shotgun.
Firefighters took the intruder to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.
"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
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