LINCOLN, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A home invasion suspect is still at large after being stopped by a homeowner with a gun.
Police reported to the 1200 block of Short 11th Street in Lincoln after reports of an attempted break in.
Officers arrived to find a man had damaged a vehicle in front of a home by throwing a brick through the front window.
The suspect then attempted to force the door open to the residence and the homeowner, whom was legally armed with a pistol, told the suspect she had a gun.
The suspect continued to try and force himself in and the homeowner fired the gun.
Police say it doesn't look like the suspect was injured and he fled on foot.
There was reported damage to several vehicles and residences in that area along with a vehicle that was set on fire.
Officers also investigated several reported criminal damage to property reports South from Short 11th Street at the Christian Village, 600blk of S Main St, 700blk of S Washington, 1000blk of 1st Street, 800blk of 2nd Street, 400blk of 1 st Street, and a subsequent call from a homeowner in the 900blk of S Kickapoo at 6:25 AM that the suspect was running east from that location.
Officers have a description of a white male, 15 to 20 years of age, shoulder length brown hair, thin build, wearing red shorts with a white stripe, no shirt, and no shoes.
Police are requesting any homeowners in these areas along with businesses to check video surveillance systems and report any further information no matter how slight.
Anyone with any information concerning this crime is urged to call “CRIME STOPPERS” at 217-732-3000.