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Vietnam war veteran dies following Phoenix home invasion

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PHOENIX -

Phoenix Police are investigating an early morning homicide that happened at a home near 50th Drive and Indian School Road.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says it all began during a home invasion that took place around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"We believe that at least more than one person forced entry into the home and once inside, there was type sort of altercation.. in which they shot the 59-year-old resident.  There were some other people in the home that live there.. all adults, none were injured.  The 59-year-old man was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries," said Thompson.

At this point, police are looking for information from the community to determine who the suspects are, a motive for the crime and to get them into custody.

The victim, identified as Enrique Montes, was a Vietnam War veteran and a father who suffered many losses recently, including the deaths of his three children, according to one of his relatives.

"He was a good man the oldest of his family," said the victim's brother Ray Camacho. "I just hope justice comes about this, that's my brother, I was raised with that man."

Police have not released a suspect description.

The four to five adults in the victim's home are being interviewed by investigators.  Montes lived with his daughter.  There is no known relationship between the residents and suspects.

"Investigators want to make sure they have the opportunity to debrief them and get the information so that it's accurate the first time but right now were keeping it wide open so that we don't bypass any possible suspects out there," added Thompson.

If you have any information about this case, call Silent Witness.  You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award for tips leading to an arrest or indictment.

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