A man who was chased away with a shotgun from an alleged home invasion on Christmas Eve reportedly returned to the scene and complained to police that he was shot at by one of the victims.
Borough police were dispatched to a report of a robbery at 619 N. Mulberry St. on Dec. 24 and were advised by the Columbia County Communications Center that someone in the 600 block of North Mulberry Street reported hearing a gun shot. The reporting party provided the nickname of “BAM” as one of the involved suspects.
The responding officers also heard a gun shot and, upon their arrival, encountered an individual on the porch armed with a shotgun. This individual would later be determined to be the home owner.
Witnesses told police that two suspects entered the home and assaulted three people inside. The victims were forced to disrobe to their underwear and robbed of their money and cell phones. One of the victims was able to alert the home owner, who was unaware that a robbery was taking place.
The home owner and one of the victims armed themselves with shotguns, and the two of them then encountered the two suspects and ordered them to leave. The two suspects then fled the residence and entered a small red hatch back. It was determined that one shot was fired at the suspects, police said.