Shots were fired.
A Hagerstown teenager has been charged as an adult with assault in connection with a home invasion that occurred Sunday morning in Hagerstown’s West End, the Hagerstown Police Department said.
Hagerstown police responded to 934 Main Ave., a white duplex, at 1:56 a.m. Sunday for a home invasion in which shots had been fired, according to a news release. The 900 block of Main Avenue is between Buena Vista Avenue and Ross Street.
One male victim, who was not a resident of 934 Main Ave., received minor scrapes and bruises from a fight that ensued after suspects pushed their way into the home, Sgt. John Lehman said. That male, whose name and age police were not disclosing, was treated by emergency-services personnel, Lehman said.
The incident was a brief one that occurred after the suspects knocked on the door, and when someone opened it a little, the suspects pushed their way inside, Lehman said.
A weapon was displayed and shots were fired by at least one suspect, but did not strike anyone, Lehman said. No weapons had been recovered as of Sunday afternoon, he said.
Police were still sorting out how many people were in the home at the time of the incident, how many people were involved in the fight and how many suspects fired shots, he said.
Lehman would not say how many shots had been fired, but he did say the entire incident occurred within the residence.
"The motive behind it all is still a mystery," Lehman said.
As of Sunday afternoon, police had charged one suspect — a teenager charged as an adult, Lehman said.
Curtis Eugene Evans, 17, of 916 Lanvale St., was charged with first-degree burglary, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.
After conducting interviews and receiving some tips, police found Evans at his home between 8 and 9 a.m. Sunday, and took him into custody without incident, Lehman said.
Some neighbors expressed concern about the incident and said they have been worried about the types of people hanging around in the neighborhood.
David Dean, who lives around the corner from 934 Main Ave., said it was "terrible" that the home invasion occurred and suggested that security cameras be installed in the neighborhood to spot criminal activity.
"If you’re not doing anything, there shouldn’t be any problems," Dean said.
Courtney Shilling, who lives at 916 Main Ave., said she has been concerned about the types of people walking around the neighborhood at night, which has made her more careful about going out in the area.
Shilling expressed concern about the home invasion, especially since there are a lot of children in the neighborhood.
Lisa Mansaray, who lives at 965 Main Ave., said the area was a good one when she moved in six years ago.
But Mansaray has grown increasingly concerned about kids hanging out on the street, characterizing them as "terrible."
Mansaray said she will not allow any of her kids to become friends with any other youths in the neighborhood unless she meets their parents first.