AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police are searching for two suspects who they say are connected to an attempted burglary and shooting that happened Wednesday morning.
Police were called to the 1900 block of North Manhattan Street around 10:00 a.m. where a 41-year-old man told police he had just been shot at.
Billy, a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, said he came home to see at least three men attempting to break in. One of the suspects ran east on Northeast 20th Avenue and then south on Manhattan Street while the other suspects ran west on Northeast 20th Avenue.
Billy says he chased the suspect who ran off by himself. During the chase, he says the suspect fired a gun at him.
"He was trying to run and come around and shoot me," said Billy. "He popped off a round. At that point I stopped and kinda checked myself. I wasn't hit or anything so I started after him again. He turned around and popped another shot at me."
Police were able to track down two of the suspects, 34-year-old Hjarien Leraun Moore and 29-year-old Michael Denzel Barnes, at an apartment complex at the 1400 block of North Jefferson Street. They were arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Police are still looking for two other suspects in this case. They say the fact this occurred in broad daylight with a deadly weapon means these suspects are not lacking confidence.
"If they're going to break in someone's house in the middle of the day and carry weapons, then the thought is there that they would be expecting something to happen," said Carla Bur of the Amarillo Police Department. "Typically burglars aren't carrying weapons, typically they're carrying burglary tools. So this is a unique situation."
The suspects can be seen in the video below:
If you have any information on this incident, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400.