Richwood police say around 4 a.m. Thursday,
three black men wearing ski masks stormed into a home on
Officials say the men tied down two of the family members, the victim and a teenager, with duct tape while demanding money.
Family members say that Mario Jacobs was shot twice in the back and left arm during the course of the robbery, as the robbers ransacked the home and the cars outside for money and valuables.
A tattered, blood-soaked shirt was draped over the driveway, a reminder of the crime scene for her family.
“My kids and I were asleep. So we didn’t know what was going on. Until I heard gunshots and I jumped out of bed. I saw three guys running out the door,” said Glenell Marles.
Marles says she, Jacobs, and her five children were asleep inside the home before the crime took place and still can’t understand why her home was the target since it happened so fast.
“We don’t know why they were here. I don’t know,” she said, shaking her head. “This could’ve been tragic. This could’ve ended in death for my family.”
Marles said that her 16-year-old son managed to struggle out of the restraints and climb out of a window for help, but she says none of her neighbors would answer the door.
“I always thought this was a great neighborhood but no one has—maybe they’re scared, but no one has come to say anything,” she said.
A supervisor from Richwood Police collected evidence from the scene and dusted the car door for fingerprints.
Cameras were rolling as family members arrived to shed tears and hug the victims of the violent home invasion.
“If this was mistaken identity, you did something wrong to the wrong person. You need to confess what you did. You owe this family an apology.”
Marles told NBC 10 that Jacobs is recovering well after his surgery, and she’s confident he will leave Glenwood in a few more days.