PHOENIX — A man is dead after being shot by a woman after he reportedly forced his way into her home in what Phoenix police say apparently was a robbery attempt.

A Police Department spokeswoman says witnesses reported that the Tuesday night incident began when the suspect grabbed the victim as she entered her residence in north Phoenix.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says the victim tried to close the door and ended up retrieving a handgun and shooting the suspect after he forced his way inside.

Fortune says the suspect then ran off and was later located at a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No identities were released.

The incident occurred near North Seventh Street and the Loop 101 freeway.

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