DNA Evidence Leads To One Of 2 Suspects Apprehended In Violent Home Invasion, Rape Of Young Mother.

Posted on January 6, 2013

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Washington State (The Gaslamp Post) – Police have a man in custody whom they believe participated in a violent home invasion back in November, where a couple was attacked and a woman was raped.  DNA evidence gathered at the scene led police to the apprehension of one of the suspects.

Authorities say that a man in his early 20’s was returning home to his family’s apartment when two young black males, described as being between 19 and 25 jumped on him with handguns drawn.  The two assailants, one of whom was masked, forced the man into his home where his girlfriend and 18-month-old baby were inside.

According to KING-TV, the assailants forced the couple down onto the floor, where they beat and pistol whipped the man in the head and then raped his girlfriend in front of him.  The two suspects then reportedly ransacked the apartment before fleeing the scene.

The assailants were described as:

Suspect 1#: Unmasked, black male, medium complexion, around 20 years old, 5’05″-5’06″,170-180lb, wearing a dark grey hoodie.

Suspect #2: Masked black male, medium to dark complexion, around 20 years old, 6’0″, 190lb, very slim, wearing a black hoodie and grey shoes that were possible Air Jordans.

Police sketch of one of the attackers. Image Burden Daily.

The baby was reportedly unharmed during the attack.

DNA evidence collected by police at the scene matched a 17-year-old man who was already in a law enforcement database.  The suspect, whose identity hasn’t been released because he is a minor, was taken into custody by King County Sheriff’s deputies late last week.

He was booked on charges of rape and robbery, and charges are pending.