AZ Central reports 12-29-2016 in Laveen, Arizona, according to detectives, 19-year-old and a second unknown person attempted to force their way into the home after making contact with a resident.
As the force-your-way-in was happening, the resident fired. His bullet killed a 19 year old. A wounded accomplice fled in a white truck that police were able to trace to a hospital.
A Phoenix police spokesman, said several people were reported to have fled the area following the shooting in the 4100 block of South 62nd Lane. (I expect all will be rounded up as they blame each other).
A neighbor, who lives a few doors down said that he and a second neighbor were arrested after walking outside to see what happened. “I guess we were just outside at the wrong time,” he said, adding that he and the second man were in police custody for about 30 minutes.
Police were looking for a third intruder who was actually inside the house.
When the cops are arriving at a hot shooting incident, anybody wandering around is likely to be detained. It takes a bit of time to sort out who is who.
If the police are responding, you might consider, waiting a bit before you add to their confusion, especially if you are thinking about running over to the scene armed, intending to help.
Try to be understanding of the Officers viewpoint, they have no idea who is who until they get the scene under control! If you get handcuffed, just be courteous.