UPPER CHICHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A manhunt is on for suspects in a wild home invasion in Delaware County. Investigators say the violence started with an abduction in Chester.
The victim fought back against the home invaders in Upper Chichester.
UPDATE: Police say the home invasion in Boothwyn started as an abduction & carjacking on the 500 block of Kerlin St in Chester. This is where the man was allegedly abducted. It’s now a crime scene as Chester Police join in on the investigation. 2-3 suspects on the run.@CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/dhbsa89Po8
— Kimberly Davis CBS3 (@KimberlyDavisTV) February 20, 2020
Police say the home invasion all started as an abduction.
After abducting a man in a Chester home, the suspects allegedly came back to his family’s home to rob them.
It was a frightening scene in the Boothwyn section of Delaware County as residents watched a man get shot at, just after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
“I got up, looked out the window and I seen guys running down the middle of the street, with a guy shooting behind him as he’s running one way, shooting the other,” witness Steven King said.
According to Upper Chichester Police, the victim told detectives he was abducted and his truck was stolen from a home on the 500 block of Kerling Street in Chester.
Police say the abductors drove the victim to his family’s home on the 1600 block of Graham Avenue in Boothwyn, where the two men demanded money from the victim and two other victims inside the home.
After ransacking the house, and pistol-whipping the victim, the men left empty-handed.
That’s when, police say, the victim followed the suspects, who opened fire on the victim.
A neighbor says he saw the suspects get picked up by another vehicle.
“They were running up this way. The car comes down from this way, met him at that corner and then went up the road that way,” the neighbor said.
The victim’s truck was struck by several bullets on the passenger’s side door.
Upper Chichester police say they’re looking for two or three men.
King says he saw the vehicle the men took off in.
“A white SUV. A big one like a Cadillac/Lincoln-type size,” he said.
As police continue to investigate, neighbors are staying vigilant.
“Making sure the doors are locked,” a neighbor said.
If you have any information about the incident, Upper Chichester police are asking you to give them a call.