PHOENIX -- Three men were arrested early Sunday for robbing several victims in the west Valley, according to officials.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman Trent Crump said three Hispanic males were robbing victims along west Valley streets around 12 a.m. The two incidents reportedly occurred on Thomas Road between 59th and 67th avenues.
The three suspects reportedly stole wallets, cell phones, cash, jewelry and iPods from the victims. One of the victims was pistol-whipped during the second armed robbery.
According to Crump, one of the victims returned home and told his father what had happened. The man's father reportedly left the home and went looking for the suspects.
Crump said police apprehended one of the suspects by this time, but the victim's father located the remaining two suspects and confronted them about the robbery.
The suspects reportedly pulled a gun on the man, at which point he also drew a firearm and a shootout began, according to officials.
The victim's father was not shot during the exchange, but did shoot one of the suspects "at least two times," Crump said. One of the teen suspects, Ruben Torres, 18, was reportedly hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Angel Torres and Michael Torres, both 19, have also been taken into custody.
Crump said the suspects are related, but the relationship between them is unclear at this time.