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Home invasion leads to suspicious item investigation

Posted at 7:46 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 01:17:36-04

A home invasion led to the investigation of two suspicious items near Prince and Flowing Wells on Thursday. 

At around 11:30 Thursday morning police received a call reporting a home invasion in the 1300 block of W. Prince according to Sgt. Kimberly Bay with the Tucson Police Department.

A group of at least three suspects entered the home and engaged the resident of the home in a physical altercation. 

The fight spilled outside into traffic on Prince Road. 

During the fight, a shot was fired. No one appears to have been hit by the shot at this time.

The suspects fled before police arrived on scene. 

When cops arrived they found a device that appeared to be a grenade. That investigation is what caused the initial road closure.


The grenade like item was not found at the grocery store. That was just used as a point of reference. 

While the bomb squad was investigating the first suspicious item, someone dropped a bag off at a nearby Walgreens.

Bomb squad team members then went and checked that out and detonated the bag with a robot. 


Home invasion detectives are continuing the investigation.

The resident of the home was an adult male. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this to call 88-CRIME.