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Phoenix police identify two men killed in self-defense case

Both men were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. They both later died at the hospital.

PHOENIX — Two men have died after forcing their way into a home and being shot by occupants of the house in Central Phoenix Saturday morning. Officials with Phoenix Police have identified the men as 20-year-old Jairo Perez and 24-year-old Jose Gutierrez.

Officials said that officers responded around 7:45 a.m. to a call for a shooting near East McDowell Road and 27th Place.

On scene, officers found Perez and Gutierrez with gunshot wounds in front of a home. Both men were taken to a local hospital where they later died from their injuries.

Upon talking to the three occupants, the suspects provided consistent stories of self-defense stating the two men forced their way into their home.

Phoenix police said the suspects were released and charges will be submitted for review to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more updates.

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