WACO, Texas – Waco Police are investigating an overnight burglary.
Shortly after 2:30 Thursday morning, Waco PD officers received a call in the 1300 block of Bagby Avenue in reference to a burglary and shots being fired at a resident in the area.
The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he first saw the men after his dog alerted him.
“And they were like, ‘U.S. Marshal, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Marshal’ I was like, ‘What is the U.S. Marshal doing at my house at like, 2 am?’ Like, I didn’t do nothing and then I came downstairs, I saw two men trying to force themselves out of my house and I started chasing them,” he said.
When officers arrived, they learned that two men had gone inside of a home in the 1300 block of Bagby Avenue before being chased away by a man inside.
“I wanted to know who broke into my house,” said the victim. “He stopped and he looked at me straight in my face and he shot like twice, pow pow, straight into my face.”
At that point, the victim stopped chasing the suspects and they were able to get away.
“I was lucky I wasn’t shot,” he said.
Quinn Stowell, who lives just one house from where it happened says events like these terrify him.
“That’s where I sleep and cook and eat, so it’s a little concerning to think that that’s happening on the street I live and a lot of my friends live as well, it’s definitely concerning to think that could be one of us,” said Stowell.
He says, the neighborhood is no stranger to crime.
“Our cars get broken into semi frequently,” added Stowell.
Others in the neighborhood are shocked it happened so close to Baylor’s campus.
“There’s a blend of people that you know, are from Waco that live here and also a blend of students that live here and you kinda wouldn’t expect something like that to happen but crazy things happen,” said Sam Pendergast, neighbor.
The victim says he’s happy to be alive, and now he’s planning on making some changes at his home.
“I’m planning on cameras, I’m planning on gun. My wife is about to get her license and we are going to get a gun,” he said.
No injuries were reported during the incident and no arrests have been made at this time.
This investigation is still on going.