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4 sought in drug-linked home invasion

Citizen Staff Writer



Pima County sheriff’s investigators are looking for four men in a drug-related home invasion Feb. 5, said Deputy Dawn Barkman, a spokeswoman.

She said the four attempted a home invasion at noon at a home in the 3000 block of West Vande Loo Street.

The men were armed with “handguns and an assault rifle,” she said.

The homeowner had a handgun “easily accessible” near the front door. He fired at the suspects, hitting one of them in the arm, Barkman said.

The men fled in a light blue Chrysler 300, she said.

“Investigative leads” in the case told authorities one of the men was struck by gunfire, taken to a hospital and treated, Barkman said.

He was identified by deputies as Jesus Mendivil, 23. He and three other suspects, men between the ages of 17 and 25, are being sought.

The homeowner’s surveillance camera captured the men’s images during the crime.

Anyone with information about the men is asked to dial 911 or 88-CRIME.

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