BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police are investigating a home invasion in which a 17-year-old girl was shot when a gun went off during a struggle and the suspect was attacked and injured by several people inside the apartment.
Police responded to the robbery Wednesday night at an apartment complex in the 4600 block of Hartel near the campus of Lamar University.
Officers found a 17-year-old girl with a superficial gunshot wound to her right shoulder. Police say the suspect received extensive injuries during a struggle with several men inside the apartment during the attempted robbery.
Beaumont EMS transported both the teen and the suspect to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth ER for treatment of their injuries. The girl was treated for her minor injury and released. ER doctors admitted the suspect for treatment of injuries to his head.
Detectives took statements from several people who were in the apartment at the time of the robbery attempt. From witness accounts, detectives were able to determine that the suspect knocked on the door and the teenage girl answered it. As the girl answered the door, the suspect rushed in with a handgun. The suspect demanded money and several men inside the apartment began to struggle with him. They were able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect and the girl was shot once during the struggle. Detectives are still attempting to determine the exact facts surrounding how the teen was shot.
Teenage girl shot during home invasion
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