Teen Defends Home, Shooting Intruder Before He Could Do Any Harm


PHOENIX, ARIZONA — A teenage boy reportedly defended his home by shooting Juan Saavedra, a 35-year-old man, who was purportedly attempting to unlawfully enter the residence on Friday night around 10 p.m. The authorities arrived at the scene promptly, discovering the injured Saavedra, who was then hospitalized for his non-critical wounds.

The ensuing investigation by the detectives revealed that Saavedra, who had no known affiliations with the house or its occupants, was in the process of breaking a window and breaking down the door when he was confronted by the occupants of the house – a mother and her teenage son. The teenager is credited with shooting Saavedra in their bid to protect themselves and their property.

The mother and her son are currently safe and unharmed. Meanwhile, Saavedra faces several charges including criminal trespass, burglary, and a probation violation, as indicated by available online records.


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