KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) — Some residents of a typically quiet Kenosha neighborhood are shaken after a man allegedly attempted to break into several homes Friday night, Sept. 16.
According to the Kenosha Police Department, a homeowner at the intersection of 69e Street and 64e Avenue in Kenosha killed the suspect, after he broke into their home and attacked the landlord.
Despite some false reports, KPD confirmed to CBS 58 that no weapons were involved in the altercation.
Police were first called to the area at around 7.20pm on Friday evening to reports of a suspicious man damaging cars and attempting to break into homes.
Neighbors told CBS 58 it started on 68th Street, a part of Kenosha known as “Christmas Lane.”
“Nothing really happens here other than Christmas. I mean, you have tons of vehicles driving by and looking at the lights,” resident Don Peoples said. “Everyone in Kenosha would say it would be a pretty safe neighborhood to live in.”
After breaking into at least one house on Christmas Lane, the suspect is believed to have walked down a street, to 69e Street and 64e Street.
It was there that he allegedly broke into a house and was killed.
“I have family and relatives here, and some of them heard a thud and a scream,” said Alfredo Monroy, the neighbor of the house involved. “I know the neighbors and they’re really nice and friendly. It’s sad that this happened to them.”
The next door neighbor said at least a dozen police cars arrived at the scene.
Although they did not see the suspect, they saw that the owners were safe.
“They yelled at us that they were fine,” Monroy said. “I’m glad they were able to defend themselves.”
With a spooky event in a safe neighborhood, residents want to know who the intruder was and what he wanted.
“That kinda gets on your nerves, you know, should I lock my doors now or close my garage door?” People said.
The investigation is ongoing. The Kenosha Police Department and Medical Examiner plan to release more details in the coming days.