Kidnapped and shot: Police look for two suspects in early morning break-in
Last updated at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 14
A man was kidnapped at gunpoint, driven to a neighborhood roughly five miles away, and then shot in the chest and left behind, police said in a statement Saturday.
The man was taken from a home on the 9000 block of Arlon Street by two male suspects, who forced their way inside, police said. They then drove to the area near the intersection of Northfleet Drive and Southport Drive.
“The victim was taken out of the vehicle, shot once in the upper body, and left behind,” police said.
Someone in a nearby home heard the gunshot and then heard the man yelling for help and called police just before 5 a.m. Police responded to the scene and found the victim, taking him to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
Bobbi Jo Fales, the sister of the victim’s girlfriend, said there were several people inside the house — including his girlfriend — when it was broken into.
“They tied everybody up,” she said. “They went through the house. They took what they could take. And they took my soon-to-be brother-in-law out to I don’t even know where, some park, and shot him and left him for dead.”
“Police are looking into a possible motive as well as what, if any, relationship there may be between the victim and the suspects,” police said, adding that no suspect descriptions were being released “at this time.”
In a statement, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the suspects were not considered a danger to the community at large. She said “this appears to be a targeted drug related event and we do not have a concern for Public Safety at this time.”
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