A Coolidge man was shot twice when he reportedly forced his way into a Gilbert house near Higley and Riggs roads Tuesday morning.
Richard Lopez, 24, knocked on the homeowner's front door in the 3000 block of East Ravenswood Drive sometime around 10:17 a.m. Gilbert police say that the homeowner armed himself when Lopez began kicking in the front door.
Lopez entered the house and, during the ensuing confrontation, he was shot in the face and his upper torso, according to Sgt. Mark Marino of Gilbert police.
Lopez then fled the scene and his brother, Mark Vega, 18, drove him to the hospital, according to a police report. Vega was taken into custody at Gilbert Mercy Medical Center, and Lopez was transported to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police did not specify a motive for the break-in but they are investigating the brothers for possible involvement in burglaries in the East Valley, Marino said.
Marino said at this time the homeowner won't be charged by the Gilbert police.