Peoria Man Grabs Home-Invader's Gun, Shoots Him

An armed home invasion in Peoria yesterday ended when one of the victims wrestled away a gun from one of the intruders, and shot him.

The three suspects in the case were found when one of them called 911 for the gunshot wound.

According to Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto, the victims, a couple in their twenties, said they were asleep in their home, near Peoria Avenue and 92nd Drive, along with their 5-year-old child early yesterday morning when two people came into their home.

Police say 19-year-old Umar Ibrahim and a 23-year-old man -- whose name hasn't been released at this point -- were armed with guns, which they assaulted the couple with while demanding things from the home.

Jacinto says the couple knew the men invading their home, as they had hung out with them before.

At one point during the invasion, the man who lived in the house grabbed the gun away from the 23-year-old invader, and shot him with his own gun, police say.

The invaders promptly left the house, and sped off with their alleged wheel-woman, 26-year-old Brittany Fletcher-Prager.

Phoenix police ended up meeting the three people allegedly involved in the invasion after they went home and called 911 for the 23-year-old's gunshot wound. Phoenix police connected the trio to the invasion that had just happened in Peoria.

The 23-year-old man's name hasn't been released because he's still hospitalized this morning with the gunshot wound, and hasn't been charged. Jacinto says he'll likely face similar charges as his alleged accomplices.

Fletcher-Prager was booked into jail on an armed-robbery charge, and Ibrahim was booked on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and burglary.

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