Phoenix home set on fire during burglary; police shoot, kill 1 suspect

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Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland
Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland Phoenix police officers are at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after two suspects broke into a house, took a hostage and then lit the home on fire. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers shot and killed a burglary suspect at a home near 16th Avenue and Thunderbird Road Thursday morning.

According to police spokesman Officer Luis Samudio, police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. Then they received a second call that there was a home burglary in progress.

Arriving officers spotted the suspicious vehicle parked in front of a house. They secured a perimeter around the property and commanded the suspects to exit the front door of the home.

Samudio said a man and a juvenile, later found to be the suspects, came out of the home. The man was restraining the juvenile around the neck with his arm and holding a handgun to the boy's head.

According to Samudio, an officer positioned nearby with a rifle yelled commands for the suspect to drop the weapon, but the suspect refused and began walking toward the direction of the officer.

Fearing for the juvenile's life as well as his own, the officer fired one round, killing the suspect. He has been identified as Ray A. Hernandez, 26.

After further investigation, Samudio said the two were burglarizing the home.

The juvenile, identified as George Alfred Angulo, 15, was taken into custody. He has been charged with burglary and felony murder because the other suspect died in the commission of this crime.

The suspects also lit the home on fire. Phoenix firefighters responded to put out the blaze.

The female homeowner was not home at the time.

The officer, identified as Thomas Clinkenbeard, will be placed on administrative leave, in accordance with department policy. Clinkenbeard is an eight-year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department.