EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Evansville Police are investigating after they were called to a home burglary on E Sycamore between S Willow and S Benninghof. Several shots were fired, but they didn’t strike anybody.
“I genuinely thought I was going to die last night. I accepted at one point that these men were going to kill me,” said Haven Meriwether. She spent Sunday night in the hospital being treated for the injuries she suffered after the suspects broke into her house around 10 p.m. Sunday. She said what happened in her home was chaos.
“I was attacked in my home,” Meriwether said a few of her friends were hanging out at her house when her home was invaded by at least two men armed with guns. “Well one knocked on my door and another one busted out my back window and came in by back window and started demanding and asking for money that was hidden in my room.”
Meriwether said during the incident she thought she was looking at her final moments.
“They beat me in the head more than 12 times with a shot gun. Kicked me and dragged me through my house,” Meriwether explained. She said the struggle ended after they dragged her into her three-year-old son’s room.
As the suspects left Meriwether heard gunshots, but no one was hit by a bullet. Meriwether said she’s grateful her toddler wasn’t home at the time.
She didn’t recognize the men who broke into her home, but hopes they are tracked down soon.
“I hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else. I have two staples in my head and I can barely use my arm and they got away with $400,” Meriwether said.
Evansville police officers are looking for two suspects but add there could be more people questioned who may have been outside at the time of the crime.
The victim was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. There are no suspects at this time.
If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to contact the Evansville Police Department’s Detective Office at 812-436-7981, or call the We Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.