ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man on the phone to 911 reporting a burglary attempt shot and seriously wounded the suspect inside his home Thursday afternoon, Albuquerque police report.
It was the second time in a week a burglary suspect has been gunned down during the commission of his alleged crime.
Thursday's shooting happened shortly after noon in a neighborhood in the 9500 block of Sundoro Place NW near 98th Street and Ladera Drive.
Albuquerque police said the male suspect is expected to survive.
Police said it did not appear the suspect was armed but added the shooting took place inside the home.
After the shooting the resident went outside and found a woman sitting in a pickup truck backed into the driveway. He quoted the woman as saying "You shot my husband" before she sped off.
While police and neighbors said the area is generally considered to be safe, some have taken extra precautions.
"I have wrought iron on our house, Jordan Burfiend sayd. "And an alarm with cameras so we can see what's gong on just for the protection of the family. So with that security I do feel safe."
The investigation is still underway, and the resident is at police headquarters being interviewed.
Police said the 911 call provides a record of what happened and that after an initial interview at the scene it appears unlikely the resident will face charges.
The 911 call has not been released.
Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies were investigating a similar scene five days ago.
A man visiting his cousin's South Valley home said he shot Victor Perez, 50, after Perez pointed what looked like a gun at him Saturday night.
Deputies said the apparent gun was actually a drill Perez had just stolen from the home.
Perez was shot in the head with a shotgun and according to investigators is still in a medically induced coma.
The man who shot him is not expected to face any charges.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
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