JEANNETTE, Pa. — Three teenagers are in custody after a home invasion early Friday morning in Jeannette that led to one person being taken to a hospital, police said.
The home invasion was reported about 4 a.m. on South Fifth Street. Officers put up police tape around a townhome as their investigation got underway.
Police said 18-year-old Lorenzo Peddicord, 17-year-old Jamar Miles and 15-year-old Jermaine Walker , were arrested and face charges including burglary, robbery and aggravated assault. All three are being charged as adults.
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Police say they forced their way into the home with masks and guns then allegedly stole $20, an Xbox, an iPhone and medication for the victim's 7-year-old son.
During the home invasion, the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and her son.
A brother of the victim says he was assaulted and chased out of the south fifth street home after the gun malfunctioned when the suspects tried to shoot him.
Another man sleeping on the couch said he woke up to the three teens holding pistols and could hear the commotion when they went upstairs.
Police say they caught up with two of the suspects a few blocks away with the stolen items still on them.
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