Two men sought in Des Moines home invasion, shooting

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DES MOINES, Wash. —

Detectives with the Des Moines Police Department are searching for two men involved in a home invasion and shooting.

 

The incident happened around 11 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South 251 Street.

 

Police said a man and a woman were at their home when two armed men forced their way into the residence and demanded money. The male occupant got into a scuffle with one of the armed suspects and was shot in the stomach and pistol whipped.

 

The resident was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The female occupant was uninjured. 

 

Police said the two suspects took off after the shooting but it is unclear what was taken during the incident.

 

The home has been linked to a stolen car, a burglary and other crimes just this year, said KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Alexandra Limon, who obtained public records pertaining to the home.

 

 "The police did let me know when I talked to them this morning that it was not -- they did not feel that it was a random home invasion, and that it was potentially something tied to that house in particular," said Curt Kanemasu, a neighbor.

 

"There's a lot of traffic coming and going at odd hours of the night to that house," Kanemasu added.

 

Police have released suspect description for one of the men as a white male in his late 20's with a close cut or shaved haircut and scruffy, unshaven face.

 

Anyone with information in regards to this case is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at (206) 878-3301.