Home invasion robbery investigation on hold after victim declines to press charges


    A Fort Worth Police Department investigation of a home invasion robbery on the 3200 block of S. University has been put on hold after the victim decided not to press charges, according to an email sent by Sgt. Kelly Peel, the Fort Worth PD public relations supervisor.

    Fort Worth officers responded to calls of shots fired at about 5:59 a.m., according to a crime alert sent by Sgt. Kelly Ham. Five to six shots were fired into the air. 

    While the home is less than a mile from campus, it is unknown whether the residents are students.

    The investigation determined that a home invasion robbery had occurred. 

    Sgt. Kelly Ham said there are three suspects involved. 

    Junior graphic design major Jillienne Jacoby lives in the house adjacent to the one where the crime occurred. 

    “I was asleep, and around 5:50 I woke up and I only heard three gunshots,” Jacoby said. “It sounded like it was about 20 to 30 feet from my window. Then I heard a man yelling.”

    Jacoby said the police arrived soon after, and searched the yards around the victim’s house.

    “It’s one of those things where you don’t think it could happen to you, and all the sudden your neighbor experiences a home invasion,” Jacoby said.

    Jacoby said the current residents of the burglarized home just moved in within the last month or so. 

    A junior TCU student who lives across the street from where the crime occurred, who requested anonymity for fear of her safety, said she was sleeping and then heard five loud booms.

    “I opened my window and saw a car speeding off,” the student said. ​

    According to the crime alert, all suspects are described as black males in their 30’s and approximately 6’2″ to 6’3″. 

    Updates to follow. 

    Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28.