Police release sketch of suspect who shot pregnant woman in Phoenix home

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PHOENIX -- A pregnant Phoenix woman was shot in the head after a man broke into her home through a window and now Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

The 35-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, is six months pregnant. The woman and unborn baby are listed in stable condition.

According to police, the woman and her husband were asleep when the suspect entered their house in the area 45th Avenue and Osborn Road at about 5 a.m. on Sept. 7. The man got in through a large window in the living room, breaking the glass with a cinder block.

Lt. Sean Kennedy of the Phoenix Police Department said the couple heard the glass shatter and went to see what was happening.

The husband confronted the suspect, said Sgt. Trent Crump, also of the Phoenix Police Department. That's when the suspect pulled a gun and fired a shot.

"The father retreated to keep the family back in their bedrooms," Trump explained.

The family thought the suspect left, but the man apparently couldn't get the front door open because it was either locked or broken.

Believing the suspect was gone, the woman went back out into the living room. The suspect fired several times, hitting her at least once in the head. The man then climbed back out the window and ran away.

Investigators do not believe the couple knew the man who broke into their home.

The couple has two small children, both of whom were in the house when their mom was shot. Neither one of those kids was injured.

Police are still searching for the suspect who fled on foot. He is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years old, 140 to 150 pounds, with short black hair, a light mustache and possible goatee. He had a tattoo with block letters on the left side of his neck and was wearing dark clothes at the time of the shooting.

Silent Witness released a sketch of the suspect on Friday.

Anyone with information can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.