At about 11:29 p.m. Thursday, police were dispatched in reference to a home invasion at an apartment in the 900 block of South Hill Street involving a black male suspect, dressed all in black and armed with a silver handgun.
Upon arrival, the victims, two white males ages 51 and 61, and a 20-year-old white female, told police the black male suspect knocked on the door. When the 51-year-old opened the door, the reportedly noticed the suspect having a silver semiautomatic pistol in his right hand and a white and black bandana covering his face.
The suspect reportedly tried to force his way into the residence, but the man slammed the door on the suspect and was reportedly able to push the suspect out into the hallway.
After that, the man called 911. He told police he did not know the direction in which the suspect left. The other two observed the incident and confirmed the man’s story, as all three were in the living room.
Police checked the doorway and immediate area of the apartments, but were unable to locate any physical evidence.
Earlier Thursday evening, at about 9:17 p.m., police were dispatched to the 200 block of West Chappell Street in reference to terroristic threats. A juvenile told police that she and a 29-year-old female were walking south on Eighth Street, when the juvenile stopped to talk with a friend, another female juvenile, and they got into a verbal altercation and were about to fight.
The victim told police that a black male came up to her, put a gun to her head, and said he was “going to lay it down.” The woman reportedly told police that when she saw that she jumped in front of the victim and the gun.
The victim told police the black male with the gun ran off when she said she was calling the police. She said he was wearing black jeans, no shirt and Air Jordan shoes.
Police returned to the incident location and spoke with the mother of the friend, who said the victim was walking by, trying to fight her daughter. She said the suspect lives across the street, but the residents told police he was not there and police were not able to locate him in the area.