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Police: Airman fatally shot breaking into Phoenix apartment

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Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 09:52:13-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a 21-year-old Luke Air Force Base airman has died after he was shot trying to break into an apartment.

Authorities say the airman was shot early Sunday by a resident who told them he saw the man remove the patio door off its hinge and start kicking the glass door.

Police say the 27-year-old resident told them the sound of breaking glass had woken him up and he armed himself with a handgun.

Police say the airman was pronounced dead at a hospital.

They say the resident is cooperating with investigators and there are currently no criminal charges in the case.