Couple Hospitalized After Early-Morning Home Invasion

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Lexington Police searched for a man wanted for entering a couple's home with a gun early Tuesday and firing several shots.

It happened on Squires Road, in the Man O'War and Richmond Road area.

Police say the couple woke up to a man with a gun inside their bedroom, where he started firing several shots.

Police say the female resident hurt her ankle when she jumped out of a second-story window to escape.

The man inside the home went to the hospital for trauma.

Police say it appears the suspect got into the home through an unlocked door.

Police say the couple didn't know the suspect.


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  • by Tauna Location: Lexington on Jun 21, 2007 at 06:03 AM
    I live next door to the couple. The reports are wrong, the door was locked. But it was a patio door and the door was popped open. These are very nice, great people who have done absolutely nothing wrong. This could have happened to anyone!
  • by lisa Location: lexington on Jun 19, 2007 at 12:45 PM
    This was a terrible occurence, and I don't agree with a few of my fellow bloggers. I'm sure that this couple was aware of today's dangers. I mean, how can you not be? They forgot to lock their door, which is simply, a mistake. Who knows, this may not even be true. The press tends to misconstrued things, anyways. We need to stop blaming the victims for making mistakes, and focus on the arrest of the intruder.
  • by Me Location: R.R.G on Jun 19, 2007 at 12:36 PM
    I agree with Mike from Pikeville!!! Crooks know we are going to fire back they might not be so quick in coming in.. lmao... I have mine and it is ready for the first one that comes uninvited through my door...
  • by Mike Location: Pikeville on Jun 19, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    Problem: Home Invasions Soulution: 357 Magnum
  • by GILL Location: LEXINGTON on Jun 19, 2007 at 08:58 AM
    THESE POOR SOULS NOT ONLY NEED TO LOCK THEIR DOORS, THEY NEED TO PURCHASE A GUN! THAT WAY; THEY COULD RETURN FIRE HOPEFULLY SAVING US ALL THE TIME AND TROUBLE OF A TRIAL AND INCARCERATION OF THE OFFENDER.
  • by Cathy Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2007 at 08:47 AM
    Everyone should keep in mind that locked doors ARE NOT a deterrent to someone who wants to get in your home. They'll just break a window. Also, keep in mind that facts can be miscontrued by the press and the general public shouldn't pass judgement on any situation without knowing the absolute truth.
  • by cutter Location: South of East KY. on Jun 19, 2007 at 07:42 AM
    You cannot blame people for not locking the door, or forgetting to check the doors. What business did he have checking to see if the door was locked ? He was looking to commit a crime. No one is to blame except the crook. ------------- This is the type of criminal jails are designed for. Lock this MORON up and throw away the Key. No parole, no early release, no work detail, no community service. The cages are made for an animal such as this. If the jail is overcrowded, cut loose a NON-VIOLENT offender so the rest of us are safe from these lowlife, home invasion, violent, gun toting gangsters.
  • by kj Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2007 at 05:13 AM
    I am sorry for those people who are the victims of home invasions, but in this day and time you have to lock your doors!! I double check mine every night before going to bed. We don't live in the 50's and 60's anymore!
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2007 at 05:00 AM
    Ok, I am not saying that I think anything bad should happen to people who are careless but in this crazy world we live in today where people either want to hurt you or take what you have, leaving your door unlocked is not the way to deter this type of action. Please, please, please do yourself a favor and check your doors to make sure they are locked. Criminals look for the easiest victims and an unlocked really does tell the criminal "Come on in!"
  • by Ryan Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2007 at 04:43 AM
    What a disgrace. These people who invade homes are pathetic and should be given an automatic 20 years when caught. Aside from that, it's really not smart to leave your door unlocked anymore. Criminals will be criminals, but there's no sense it making it easier for them.

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