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Suspect shot, injured after attempting to break into Phoenix home following car burglary

Ryan Johnson Davis allegedly attempted to force his way into a home and was shot by the homeowner after stealing a vehicle in Phoenix.
Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Ryan Johnson Davis

PHOENIX — A suspect was injured after he allegedly attempted to force his way into a home and was shot by the homeowner after stealing a vehicle in Phoenix on Thursday night. 

The Phoenix Police Department said 32-year-old Ryan Johnson Davis allegedly stole a vehicle near 51st and Van Buren streets around 10 p.m. 

Davis allegedly stole the vehicle, minorly injuring the victim during a struggle in which the driver tried to prevent his car from being stolen. 

Davis then allegedly drove to the area of 53rd Street and Indian School Road, where he ditched the car and attempted to force his way into a home before he was shot by the homeowner. 

He was arrested and taken to a local hospital for his non-life-threatening injury. 

He was released from the hospital and booked into the Maricopa County Jail for robbery, theft of means of transportation, residential burglary and trespassing. 

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