"The unidentified 26-year-old locksmith expected the home, on the 4300 block of East Campo Bello Drive, to be empty when he arrived around 4:30 a.m. and began drilling out the lock on the front door, according to Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Hill. When he pushed the door open, he was shot in the hand by the 39-year-old homeowner."Another version of the story from ABC15 here.
This report says the resident shot through the door.
Color me suspicious. This sounds more like an attempted burglary. If he had legitimate papers to change the locks, there is no reason to be working at 4:30 in the morning.
No word on charges yet. In this climate of foreclosures and unclear titles, I doubt they could get 12 of his peers would agree his actions were unreasonable. But you can bet your next round of ammunition, he will be sued in civil court. Even if he wins, it'll still cost him.
If he shot through the door however, that would be bad.