ENID, Okla. — Enid police are investigating an early morning home invasion that occurred Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
At 3:52 a.m., Enid Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of South Jefferson regarding a first-degree burglary, Capt. Tim Jacobi said. Responding officers found a 23-year-old man inside the residence bleeding heavily from head injuries.
"He told officers he’d heard someone enter the front door of his residence, and he called out to them," Jacobi said. "A moment later a suspect, described as a medium-build, Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot, 5-inches, ran into the bedroom and began beating the victim in the head with a pipe.
"The victim fought with the suspect for a brief period before the suspect ran out the front of the residence and north on Jefferson Street."
EPD officers and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched the area with a K-9 officer and were unable to locate the man, Jacobi said. The victim was transported to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center by ambulance. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later discharged.
Jacobi said police have no indication this incident is related to a Sept. 11, 2019, home invasion on West Vine that resulted in the death of an Enid woman.
Anyone with information leading to the arrest or prosecution of this or any crime can report an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, www.enid.org/departments/police or text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box.
Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.