Four college students say they were held at gunpoint by three assailants at a friend’s apartment Thursday evening.
Police responded to the University Park apartment, in the 1000 block of South Donaghey Avenue, around 9:03 p.m. Thursday.
According to witness testimony, the woman who lives at the apartment was not present at the time of the burglary, however, four friends were.
Two of the friends, identified as 20-year-old and 21-year-old Russellville men, told police they were sitting on the couch, playing video games, when three black males, dressed in all black, entered the front door and turned the lights off. The men said all three intruders were armed. The men were lay face down on the floor.
One of the men said he wrestled a gun away from one of the intruders, while the other two searched the apartment for belongings.
Another victim, identified as an 18-year-old New Orleans native, told police he was in one of the apartment’s bedrooms when two assailants entered and placed a gun to his chest. The victim said he was ordered to lay face down on the floor, while they searched the bedroom.
The fourth victim, identified as an 18-year-old Danville man, said he was in the shower when the bathroom door was kicked in, and a gun was pointed at him by one of the assailants. Like all other victims told police, the victim said he was forced to lay face down, while the intruders searched the room.
None of the victims were able to provide police with information on the assailants’ exit from the apartment.
A handgun, found in the apartment, was taken into evidence. The victims told police no items appeared to be missing from the apartment. Damage to the apartment was estimated at $100 in the police report.
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