An Andover man was attacked when he returned home to a burglary in progress Tuesday night, authorities said.
The resident arrived home at about 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Sandstone in the Cornerstone addition when he was confronted by two men who had broken in through a patio door, Andover Police Chief Michael Keller said in a prepared statement.
One of the men was armed with a handgun stolen from the resident’s bedroom and he struck the resident in the head with it. The gun discharged, firing a bullet into the ceiling.
The intruder then dropped the gun and both men fled out the patio door and ran west through a hedge row and field, Keller said. Authorities cordoned off the area west of the house. Using a K-9 unit, Andover police searched fields all the way to 159th Street without success.
The victim declined medical treatment at the scene, Keller said, but later drove himself to Kansas Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
The suspects are two black males, the victim told police. One is 6-feet-1 or slightly taller, weighing about 265 pounds. He wore a maroon gaiter around his neck and the lower part of his face, a black ski mask and a gray sweatsuit. The second suspect is 6 feet tall or slightly taller. He weighed 200 to 230 pounds and wore a black ski mask.
Investigators are still processing the scene, Keller said, and police will be meeting with other Cornerstone residents and other neighborhood associations to discuss the case later on Wednesday.