Police Investigate Home Invasion

POSTED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:10pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:12pm

Mission Police got a call around 8:45 AM to a residence on East First Street after two suspects knocked on the victim's front door with a shotgun in hand.

"There was a struggle between the victim and the suspect. During that time, the shotgun broke," said Mission Interim Chief, Martin Garza.

The suspects fled, but not before leaving behind some valuable evidence.

"There was some shogun shells that fell to the ground that were left behind by the suspects," said Garza.

Garza says the female victim sustained no injuries. The suspects took off and were found by police at Highland Park Avenue and Tom Landry Street several blocks away.

Police spotted the getaway vehicle pulling into an apartment complex where one of the suspects is believed to live. The suspects' clothing along with the vehicle matched the description given by the victim.

"We believe that we have the two correct individuals in custody. They're gonna be interviewed and processed," said Garza.

Garza says it's too soon to tell if the suspects are involved in the murder that took place yesterday.

"Continuing whether or not this home invasion has anything to do with this murder, it's too early in the investigation to be able to provide any type of information regarding that connection," said Garza.

Police are still investigating a motive for why the suspects decided to hit that particular home. They currently await to execute a search warrant for the apartment the suspect was living in.

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