Police arrest 1, search for others in home invasion

GEORGETOWN, Del. - August 28, 2010

The incident happened Friday night at around 11:30 when 3 to 4 suspects entered a home after breaking out glass on a rear door.

According to police, once inside, the suspects confronted 3 adults and 3 children. As they began to make demands, the suspects were confronted by two pit bulls.

As the suspects were retreating, one of them fired a shot from a hand gun into the house which narrowly missed a child.

The suspect fled to a vehicle however 21-year-old Richard Cohen did not make it back to the car prior to them fleeing.

Troopers found him in a wooded area approximately ¼ mile from the house.

Troopers also located a weapon in the woods, but believe it is not the one that was used to shoot into the house.

Cohen was charged with Attempted Robberyt, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Burglary, and related offenses.

He was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $98,500 cash bail.

The investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has any information concerning the identity of the other suspects they are asked to call "Crime Stoppers." Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on line at www.tipsubmit.com.

Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.