CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo ---- Authorities are investigating a home invasion in which the suspect may have shot himself in the stomach.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, Caruthersville Officers responded to shots being fired at approximately 8 p.m., at 1400 Vest Avenue in Caruthersville.
Upon the arrival of Chief of Police, Tony L. Jones, officers made contact with the residents and were advised that a black male, wearing a ski mask had entered the home with a loaded firearm and pointed at the subjects inside of the residents demanding money. One of the subjects in the residence knocked the suspects arm with the firearm in it. Another subject in the home grabbed a chair and struck the suspect in the face, attempting to knock the gun away from the suspect.
Officers were advised that the suspect then bent over and began firing shots inside of the residence. The residents stated that they believed that the suspect had shot himself possibly in the stomach area, because of the blood that they had observed dropping on the floor, following the shots.
Officers were then advised there shortly after the shots being fired, the suspect ran out of the residence, this is when officers were called to the scene. The officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Area hospitals were called, however were advised that no one had come in with a gunshot wound or were treated for injuries to the head and facial area. Officers processed the scene and collected evidence. None of the residents were injured. Investigation is continued at this time.