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Blotter: Two armed men break into Denton apartment

Denton police are looking for two suspects who broke into an apartment with handguns drawn, got into a scuffle with at least five others in the residence and fled the scene Monday night, according to police.

Department spokesman Shane Kizer said police are getting information from the alleged victims, but they are providing conflicting stories.

He said police received multiple reports of gunshots about 9:25 p.m. at the 19Twenty Apartments in the 1900 block of North Ruddell Street.

Two suspects, each wielding a handgun, kicked down the door before a fight ensued, police said. Kizer said a group of at least five people — mostly teenagers — were in the apartment at the time. The suspects fired two shots during the incident, but police said no one was shot. 

Kizer said one teenager suffered mild bruises from the fight, but no one was taken to the hospital. Kizer also said officers found shell casings at the scene. Nothing appeared to be stolen from the apartment. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Other reports

Intersection of Teasley Lane and Hickory Creek — A teenager claimed he was assaulted by two men on Monday while walking to McDonald's to meet his brother. 

The 17-year-old boy called police about 1 a.m., but the suspects left before officers arrived. No arrests were made. The report did not include further information.

3400 block of Paint Drive — A 25-year-old man called police Monday after he arrived home to find a window and multiple doors were opened while he was away, according to a police report.

Officers searched the house about 5 p.m. but did not find any suspects, the report said. The man said he didn't notice any missing items from the house. He said the window and doors were closed when he left. The report did not include how long the man was gone. 

Police submitted a report from criminal trespassing, and no arrests were made.

1800 block of Teasley Lane — A 54-year-old woman discovered her car had been stolen from the Oak Meadow Apartments parking lot between Saturday morning and Monday morning, according to police. 

She said she left the vehicle in parking lot Saturday and couldn't find it when she went to pick it up  about 11 a.m. Monday. No arrests were made. The report did not include a description of the vehicle. 


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 884 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 49 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton firefighters responded to 25 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one call for an animal rescue.

Denton police posted 17 reports online.