DECATUR — Police are investigating a Decatur home invasion Monday night in which a woman said her apartment front door was kicked in and she later heard the sound of shots being fired.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the incident happened about 9:20 p.m. in the 500 block of East Condit Street when the woman said an ex-boyfriend smashed his way into her home. Copeland said a male friend of the woman’s brother, who was waiting for the brother to return, was in the apartment with her, and the ex-boyfriend accused her of cheating with him and brandished a pistol.

“He (the ex-boyfriend) knocked over furniture and threatened to shoot the brother’s friend, whom the woman said she didn’t know,” Copeland said.

The friend fled the apartment, and the ex-boyfriend, after hitting the woman four or five times about the head and arms, also left.

“A few minutes after he walked out, the woman said she heard gunshots,” said Copeland, who added that no sign was found of anybody having been hit.

Copeland said the woman later received text messages from the 24-year-old ex-boyfriend saying, “You let him shoot at me,” implying he was the one being shot at, Copeland said.

But Copeland pointed out the ex-boyfriend was the only person seen with a weapon, and he is being sought on home invasion and other charges.

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