Flagstaff, Arizona

From Flagstaff’s Daily Sun of October 24, 2007

Man shoots, kills home invader

A Flagstaff resident shot and killed a man he knew who broke into his home Monday morning.

Flagstaff police received a 911 call at about 10:36 a.m. Monday to respond to a home on North Center Street in Sunnyside, said Sgt. Tom Boughner of the police department.

Once officers arrived, the resident told police that he had shot an intruder, who was a man he knew, Boughner said. How the resident knew the man who was shot is still under investigation.

“He said he heard a crash in one of the back rooms,” Boughner said, adding that the resident stated he saw the intruder and knew him.

“He reported he felt threatened by the intruder,” Boughner said. “He then shot at the intruder six times with a .45-caliber pistol.”

The intruder, who was shot three times, has been identified as Edward Matthew Duran, 22, a Flagstaff resident, Boughner said.

Duran is a convicted felon who was released from prison in November 2006 after being convicted in Coconino County Superior Court of three separate violent felonies, according to court records.

Boughner said the shooting does not appear to be drug- or gang-related, and that the resident has been cooperative with police.

The resident has not been arrested or charged with a crime.



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