KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred Monday night and left two people injured.
The home invasion occurred at a home near 29th and Haskell around 9:30 p.m.
When police arrived the back door was kicked in. Police also found a man and woman, both in their 60s, inside of the home who had been badly beaten. At first police described their injuries as life-threatening, but it has since been changed to non-life threatening after they were taken to the hospital.
A source told FOX 4 that the man was outside of the home and was talking to someone, and the woman was inside when two suspects kicked in the door. The two suspects who kicked in the door were wearing masks that covered their faces.
Police said the suspects found the woman in a bedroom and pistol whipped her and pulled her into the living room. The man was already in the living room and had also been beaten. According to the source, the suspects kept assaulting the man and woman while they demanded money.
On Tuesday FOX 4 spoke to the brother-in-law of the victim, who says Aaron Broadwell has lived in the KCK house for the last 12 years without any major problems prior to Monday night’s brutal attack. The man, who asked FOX 4 to not show his face, says what happened to Broadwell and his female companion, could’ve cost the couple their lives.
“I just hate to see this happen,” he said. “You have to be concerned like I say whether it’s a relative or a friend, it has to affect you to know someone is hurt.”
Police said it was not clear if the men got away with anything, what their motive was, or if the victims knew the suspects. They say Broadwell suffered a gash to his head and leg, and his companion’s injuries are even worse.
“I see them come and go that’s it, so I don’t know what could’ve happened or how that could’ve happened. It’s just sad,” said a woman who lives nearby the home.
KCK police have not yet released a detailed description of the suspects. Police did say they believe two or three men could have been involved in the incident.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.