Police are looking into new leads and checking area hospitals for gunshot victims as the investigation continues.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Terence Green said officers were following up on new leads that had just come in Monday evening.
“We are 100 percent certain this was not random. They were going for the victim,” Green said.
Green said three suspects broke into the Fenton Township home on the 13000 block of Linden Road Saturday and at least six shots were fired from two different guns from both inside and outside the home. Homeowner Randy Johnson said his son Robert Johnson, 23, was alone in the home around 10:30 p.m. Saturday when men broke in through the back door and demanded money. He said bullets struck his son in the back and his leg. Randy also said his dog was shot three times.
Green said it’s possible the suspects were shot and officers are checking area hospitals for gunshot victims.
“There is some blood evidence. We are trying to confirm that, but we are not sure,” he said.
Green said there was blood upstairs, downstairs and near the front of the house, where Randy Johnson said his son escaped and ran to a neighbor for help. He also said there were shell casings throughout the house.
He said Robert Johnson told police one suspect had his face covered with a bandana, and another he didn’t recognize. Johnson told police he didn’t see the third suspect, but heard him in the house.
Randy Johnson said his son posted a picture of $5,000 in a box on Facebook and when the men entered the home, they asked him where the money was. Randy said the men ripped down the back gate and came in through the back door of the home, before ransacking the house and taking the $5,000.
Green said there are few inconsistencies in the reported story, but did not elaborate. He said police have been called to the home before, but for nothing violent in nature. He said police will continue to try and identify and locate the suspects.