PD: Tempe man shot by roommate arrested for forgery, theft

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TEMPE, Ariz. – A man who reportedly was shot by his male roommate during an argument over rent has been arrested on forgery and theft charges.

Tempe police spokeswoman Molly Enright said detectives arrested Jack Wood, 19, on Wednesday after an investigation revealed that he had stolen checks from a female roommate earlier in the week.

Enright said Wood then fraudulently wrote the checks out to himself and attempted, unsuccessfully, to cash them at a local bank.

A third roommate, Robert Tate, allegedly shot Wood in the leg during a dispute Tuesday over rent owed and the forged checks.

Tate, 54, was arrested and booked on one count of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of disorderly conduct with a firearm.

Wood was booked into the Tempe City Jail on five counts of forgery and one count of theft.

Police said Wood had only lived in their apartment for a week before Tate asked him to move out earlier on Tuesday.

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