Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Roosevelt in which a suspect shot at a sleeping couple and then pistol-whipped a man on Tuesday evening.

A 36-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were sleeping in a bedroom of an East Roosevelt Avenue home when a gunman kicked in the door and fired one shot from a handgun at 5:26 p.m., police said.

The man tried to tackle the suspect, who then struck the victim in the head with the gun.

The victim suffered a laceration to the head. No other injuries were reported.

The suspect fled was last seen running eastbound on East Roosevelt Avenue.

First Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.


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