Police: Phoenix home invasion robbery ends when suspect is shot by startled accomplice

Phoenix police say a home invasion robbery went awry when one of the suspects startled another and was shot by his partner in crime.

The robbery unfolded Wednesday when three armed men forced their way into a home occupied by a couple and a 2-year-old girl.

The men demanded money, ordered the victims to the floor and began searching the home.

Officer James Holmes, a police spokesman, says a fourth armed suspect suddenly entered the house and was shot by one of the other robbers.

All four bandits fled the home, dropping stolen items as they went. The wounded suspect was dropped off at a hospital. Holmes says his wound is not life-threatening.

The man who lived in the home suffered a minor powder burn.