Arizona:Woman shoots Intruder Armed with knife in her Mesa Home

A Mesa woman shot a man who broke into her home and threatened her with a knife.

Mesa police say a man, later identified as 29-year-old Elijah Jones, broke into a woman’s home in Mesa near 1st Place and Alma School Road around 3:30 a.m. last Friday.

The woman told police that she was working on yard work when she heard a loud noise from inside her home. When she went to check it out she discovered Jones in her home armed with a knife. Jones threatened her with the knife before she shot him once in the chest. 

Jones was taken to a hospital. Once discharged he was charged with first degree burglary and aggravated assault. In addition to these charges, Jones also had two outstanding arrest warrants according to police. 

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