Manhunt on for 2 suspects in deadly home invasion

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TOLLESON -- The search is on for at least two men believed to be involved with a deadly home invasion in Tolleson.

Homeowner killed 1 suspect
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It happened at about 9 p.m. Sunday near 91st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

Three men reportedly tried to bust into a home in the neighborhood.

According to Phoenix police, at least one suspect is dead after the homeowner pulled a gun and fired in self defense.

Police said that homeowner was also shot in the confrontation. His injuries reportedly were life threatening.

A neighbor said she saw a suspicious-looking car before bullets started flying, and knew something was not right.

"It came down the street here, and then it backed up and just sat there, like right in the middle the intersection," the woman said. "That really didn't sit right with me, how that felt. I went back into the house and about three minutes later I heard between 10 and 12 gunshots, and so I called CrimeStops right away."

Police are searching for two other men who were seen leaving the area in a gray or silver P.T. Cruiser with the personalized Arizona Diamondbacks license plate. The partial number on that plate is T-M-O.

According to neighbors, the suspects were wearing full body armor and were armed with AK-47 assault rifles.