Authorities have arrested a suspect from a home invasion that left a man dead in Apache Junction Saturday morning.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Navideh Forghani, said 34-year-old Aaron Ryan was arrested after a traffic stop in Phoenix near Tatum and Greenway roads around 2:45 a.m. Monday. Ryan was sought by police for his involvement in the deadly home invasion attempt that took place around 11 a.m. near the area of U.S. 60 and Tomahawk Road.
Forghani says Ryan gave the officer false information during the traffic stop. When Ryan was asked to get out of his car, he pushed the officer and took off running, said Forghani. Police quickly caught up with him and arrested him. Forghani says Ryan is being charged with aggravated assault on an officer, resisting arrest and possession of dangerous drugs.
Police are still looking for 36-year-old Rachael Ryan in connection to the home invasion attempt that turned deadly Saturday.
Forghani said the homeowner was inside the house when two armed suspects came into the home. That's when a struggle took place between the homeowner and one of the suspects.
Forghani said the homeowner shot one of the suspects who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
"It's got me on the edge. I just bought a cat from the humane society last week and I wish I had gotten a dog instead," said Theresa Stephens, who lives down the street.
"That's just somebody defending their property, they're well within their rights," Brandon Torres, a neighbor, said.
The owner did receive some injuries during the struggle, said Forghani. There were some witnesses inside the home who were not injured.
The case is under investigation.
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