Columbia Resident Sets Self Free During Home Invasion
COLUMBIA — Officers dispatched to South Phoenix Road in Columbia Saturday night in reference to a home invasion robbery.
A male victim was at home when he heard a knock at the door. Officials reported in a press release that the victim yelled at the door trying to see who was there. The resident heard a male on the other side of the door yell a different name.
The victim opened the door and two unknown males stood there and later tried to force their way into the house. The victim attempted to push the door shut, but the two suspects overpowered the victim and entered the residence.
The release stated that the suspects were armed with handguns and a crow bar.
The armed males struck a dog in the residence with the crow bar and tied up the victim. The report stated they then ransacked the residence and demanded drugs and money.
Authorities reported that the victim was able to free himself and run from the residence. As the victim was running from the residence, one of the suspects fired one round at him. The round fired missed the victim, leaving him with no injuries.
The suspects fled the scene on foot from the back of the residence taking two large bags of property.
An anonymous source called investigators to the scene, and the investigation remains ongoing.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.