2 Arrested in Peoria home invasion

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PEORIA, Ariz. – Peoria police have arrested two people in connection with a home invasion early Thursday morning.

A couple flagged down a police officer near Grand and 83rd avenues just after 1 a.m. and said they had just been victims of a home invasion.

The couple said they were asleep, along with a 5-year-old child, when two men armed with guns entered their home near 92nd Drive and Purdue Avenue.

Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto said the men, ages 19 and 23, were known to the couple as they had "hung out a few times before."

Jacinto said the suspects used their guns to assault the 28-year-old man and 23-year-old woman while demanding items from the home.

At some point, the male victim grabbed a gun from the older suspect and shot him in the leg. The two suspects then left the home and drove away with a 26-year-old woman.

The three were later located by Phoenix police at a home near Van Buren Street and 32nd Avenue after they called 911 for the gunshot injury.

Umar Ibrahim, 19, and Brittany Fletcher-Prager, 26, were arrested for aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery and burglary in the first degree.

The injured suspect is currently in a local hospital with a gunshot wound. He will likely face similar charges.

The victims were treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.