According to a friend of the victims, an assailant burst in a house after a female resident answered an early morning knock at the front door. The offender briefly held the woman, her husband and their young son hostage and then fired one shot in the floor before fleeing the scene with a laptop and cash. The man received a flash burn as a result of the shot fired.
Chicago police describe the assailant as black man between 20 and 25 years old, 6’2″ to 6’5″, weighing between 180-220 pounds with brown eyes, long black hair and a medium complexion. He was wearing a grey knit skull cap, a grey down puffy jacket and dark blue jeans.
Area Three detectives are investigating.