A man is in stable condition after he was shot Tuesday while confronting a burglar who broke into his Ford Mustang, according to Phoenix police.

Officers said the man walked outside his home near 31st Avenue and Indian School Road to see someone sitting in his black Mustang at about 9:10 a.m. 

The man confronted the burglar, who then pulled out a gun and shot him, police said.

A neighbor who asked not to be named for her safety said her injured neighbor stopped at her house at around 9:20 a.m., softly pushed the door in about 4 inches and cried for help. She said he was shirtless and bleeding from his abdomen.

“I got so scared,” she said. “My kids were home.”

She said she pushed the door shut, locked it and took her kids into the kitchen. Meanwhile, the injured man ran to another house for help.

Several neighbors said they hadn’t heard any gunshots.

The wounded man was transported to a hospital where police said he was in stable condition.

Authorities are still looking for the burglar. He is described as a 25-year-old man, 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 140 pounds. 

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