Gunmen force their way into Hephzibah home, man says

Richmond County investigators are searching for two gunmen who invaded a Hephzibah home Tuesday morning.

According to an incident report, John Houston, 31, returned to his James Drive home around 1 a.m. when he was approached from behind by two men with guns.

Police said they demanded Houston’s wallet and jewelry and followed him inside. In the home, they punched him while pointing a weapon at his head.

The victim’s 30-year-old girlfriend, who was already inside, heard the commotion and grabbed a pistol and fired several rounds at the suspects.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said there was no indication that the suspects were shot.

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