Suspect at large after armed robbery, shooting at Phoenix home

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PHOENIX – A shooting suspect is outstanding following an armed robbery in Phoenix.

Phoenix police say they responded to the 3400 block of West Bluefield Avenue at about 5 p.m. Friday after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a victim who had suffered a non-life-threatening injury after being shot.

Investigators say the shooting suspect is known to the victim and his friends. He was reportedly at the residence to purchase a power tool, but during negotiations the suspect allegedly stole several hundred dollars from the residents.

As the suspect fled, he fired at the victim. Police say someone in the home retrieved a semi-automatic rifle and fired at the suspect and missed. There is some property damage as a result of the gunshots.

Detectives say the suspect approached someone in a vehicle with small children and had him or her drive him out of the area. He was taken to the area of 51st and Peoria avenues where he fled on foot.

Officers set up a perimeter to search the neighborhood with the assistance of Glendale police, but the suspect remains outstanding. He is described as a white male between 35 and 40 years old wearing a blue button-up shirt and black cargo-style pants.