Shots fired during Springfield home burglary

A woman allegedly fired a few shots at a car being driven in her yard and said the driver had broken into her home, a Springfield police report says.

Springfield police responded to a home on the 300 block of Wittenberg Avenue for a burglary Monday night. A woman and man who lives in the house said a man with a flat bill hat and tattoos on his face had broken into their home.

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“(The woman) advised that she was lying in bed when she heard her brother shout out that there was someone in the house,” the report says. “(The woman) got up and grabbed her pistol. (The woman) came out to the living room as the unknown white male was closing the door behind him as he was walking out.”

The woman followed the man, according to the police report, and saw the man had parked a Nissan Ultima on her yard.

“She stated that the unknown male got into his vehicle and started doing donuts in her yard,” the report says. “She stated that the unknown male also rammed the front of her vehicle a few times.”

The report says the male tried to leave but got stuck on a retaining wall that separated the yard from a parking lot.

“(The woman) advised she shot a few rounds towards the suspect vehicle but didn’t hit the vehicle,” the report says. “The suspect was able to get his vehicle free from the retaining wall. (The woman) advised the suspect acted as if he was going to leave multiple times but continued to drive around her property before finally fleeing the scene.”

Neither the man or the woman in the house recognized the suspect, the report says.

“Officers were able to see tire tracks in the yard,” the report says. “There was no damage done to (the woman’s) vehicle during the incident.”


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