Suspect in home invasion faces assault, burglary charges

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Richard S. Fiore By Jennifer Thomas Richard S. Fiore By Jennifer Thomas
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- The man shot by a 14-year-old after allegedly breaking into a Phoenix home has been booked into jail.

The suspect, identified as Richard S. Fiore, 37, was released from the hospital on Wednesday and booked on four courts of aggravated assault, first-degree burglary and prohibited possession.

Fiore was injured on Friday afternoon after reportedly forcing his way into a home at 5500 West Minton.

Police said a 14-year-old and his three younger siblings were at home when an unknown Hispanic female rang the doorbell.

The teen decided not to open the door when he looked out the peephole and realized he didn’t know the woman.

A few moments later there was a loud bang at the door. The 14-year-old took his siblings upstairs and then grabbed a handgun.

As the teen made his way back to the top of the stairs he saw a man breaking through the home’s front door.

The suspect pointed a gun at the 14-year-old, which is when the teen shot the man. The 14-year-old then called his parents and took his siblings to a neighbor’s house.

Police continue to look for the woman who knocked on the door.