LEBANON, Missouri- On Friday at 12:39 a.m., Lebanon police say they were called to the 200 block of South Washington Avenue for a report on a burglary and shots fired.
Arriving officers met with the victim, a 24 year old black male, of Lebanon, who was inside his neighbor’s apartment. The man said he was upstairs in his apartment sleeping in his bedroom when somebody kicked his door in and started shooting at him. The victim then said he jumped up out of his bed and ran into another bedroom where he climbed out the window onto the balcony. He told police he heard some more shots, so he jumped from the second floor balcony onto the ground, hurting his right ankle.
Officers reported they talked to the neighbors in the other surrounding apartments, but no one had heard any shots being fired as the victim claimed. Police said they went to the man’s apartment to investigate, but did not find any shell casings or any other type of evidence of person(s) firing a gun inside the apartment. The injured victim was transported to the Lebanon Mercy Hospital Emergency Room for treatment on his right ankle, police said.
The incident is being investigated as 1st degree burglary.