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Alleged teen intruder dies after being shot by homeowner

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PHOENIX -- A Valley teen died Friday after he allegedly broke into a Phoenix residence and was shot by the homeowner.

Phoenix Police said a man returned to his home in the area of 7500 W. Weldon late Friday morning to discover that his carport door was open.

The homeowner entered through his front door and discovered that his house had been ransacked.

As he entered the house, two suspects ran out the carport door. Two more suspects then ran from the bedroom area of the home, with one of the men, later identified as 16-year-old Mario Barcenas, reportedly running at the homeowner.

The homeowner was carrying a handgun at the time and shot Barcenas with one round.

The police were called to the home and Barcenas was taken to the hospital where he eventually died.

Police are still investigating the case, but said it appears as if the homeowner was acting in self-defense. No charges have currently been filed.

The three other suspects in the case have yet to be located.

Police ask anyone with any information to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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Kids do stupid things all the time without truly understanding that their life could be in jeopardy. It's sad because a 16 year old lost his life. It's sad because that man had to shoot him and I'm sure he feels bad. Sad for that kid's friends for having to know their dumb choice resulted in a death. Breaking the law or not, a kid is still dead. Excuse me if I feel some compassion for all those involved.


Quoting KamWorthy:

Yes, sad that one would choose to break the law and not consider the repercussions. Life do suck sometimes!



Quoting ashellbell:

How sad for everyone involved.

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batmansgirl
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Why would I shoot to wound so the intruder can continue to come at me or my family?

Quoting lga1965:

 Oh yah, I forgot about the "center mass" thing that you advocate. Do you also believe that if you have a gun and plan to shoot it that you should shoot to kill?

So nice to know.

bad

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

No,you shoot for center mass. he had no way of knowing if the person RUSHING him after breaking in and RANSACKING his home was armed, or on drugs, and he shot to protect his life. The thug is NOT a victim in this, he is a stupid ass teenager who fucked HIS OWN LIFE when he idiotically CHOSE to be a criminal.


Quoting lga1965:

 The homeowner COULD have shot the guy to just WOUND him. Then call the police and have him arrested.


But,no.............


ANd, there was no mention of the teen having a gun.


so...........


 


KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Ok...let's try this for you.....do you know what can happen when you inflict a flesh wound on someone who is robbing your house, who may or may not be on some sort of mind altering drug, who may or may not be armed? Answer please.
Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 This was a 16 year old human being- not a bear. The homeowner was not out hunting?!

Quoting KamWorthy:

Are you aware what can happen if you shoot a bear in the shoulder?
Quoting lga1965:

 The homeowner COULD have shot the guy to just WOUND him. Then call the police and have him arrested.

But,no.............

ANd, there was no mention of the teen having a gun.

so...........

 

mhaney03
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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I don't care how old he was, breaking into a house he took the risk.  Just like soldiers, police officers, firefighters know the risk of what they are doing.  He earned that bullet.

KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Um...let me see....because that intruder is just as important as your family?? LOL!
Quoting batmansgirl:

Why would I shoot to wound so the intruder can continue to come at me or my family?

Quoting lga1965:

 Oh yah, I forgot about the "center mass" thing that you advocate. Do you also believe that if you have a gun and plan to shoot it that you should shoot to kill?

So nice to know.

bad

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

No,you shoot for center mass. he had no way of knowing if the person RUSHING him after breaking in and RANSACKING his home was armed, or on drugs, and he shot to protect his life. The thug is NOT a victim in this, he is a stupid ass teenager who fucked HIS OWN LIFE when he idiotically CHOSE to be a criminal.


Quoting lga1965:

 The homeowner COULD have shot the guy to just WOUND him. Then call the police and have him arrested.


But,no.............


ANd, there was no mention of the teen having a gun.


so...........


 


Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

But they were running away.

Quoting KamWorthy:

Ok...let's try this for you.....do you know what can happen when you inflict a flesh wound on someone who is robbing your house, who may or may not be on some sort of mind altering drug, who may or may not be armed? Answer please.
Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 This was a 16 year old human being- not a bear. The homeowner was not out hunting?!

Quoting KamWorthy:

Are you aware what can happen if you shoot a bear in the shoulder?
Quoting lga1965:

 The homeowner COULD have shot the guy to just WOUND him. Then call the police and have him arrested.

But,no.............

ANd, there was no mention of the teen having a gun.

so...........

 


.shank.
by Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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As much as it would break my heart, I would do the exact same thing without hesitation.
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Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Aren't all responsible gun owners highly trained in shooting to wound and not kill?
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

If you read the article, it alleges he was running at the homeowner.


Quoting Citygirlk:

But they were running away.

Quoting KamWorthy:

Ok...let's try this for you.....do you know what can happen when you inflict a flesh wound on someone who is robbing your house, who may or may not be on some sort of mind altering drug, who may or may not be armed? Answer please.
Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 This was a 16 year old human being- not a bear. The homeowner was not out hunting?!

Quoting KamWorthy:

Are you aware what can happen if you shoot a bear in the shoulder?
Quoting lga1965:

 The homeowner COULD have shot the guy to just WOUND him. Then call the police and have him arrested.

But,no.............

ANd, there was no mention of the teen having a gun.

so...........

 




mhaney03
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM
2 moms liked this

 Read it again.  The 16 year old was charging at the home owner


Quoting Citygirlk:

But they were running away.

Quoting KamWorthy:

Ok...let's try this for you.....do you know what can happen when you inflict a flesh wound on someone who is robbing your house, who may or may not be on some sort of mind altering drug, who may or may not be armed? Answer please.
Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 This was a 16 year old human being- not a bear. The homeowner was not out hunting?!

Quoting KamWorthy:

Are you aware what can happen if you shoot a bear in the shoulder?
Quoting lga1965:

 The homeowner COULD have shot the guy to just WOUND him. Then call the police and have him arrested.

But,no.............

ANd, there was no mention of the teen having a gun.

so...........

 



 

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