HARVEY, Ill. -- Harvey police are investigating a violent home invasion that left a man dead and two members of his family injured. Police say it was not random and they believe the attackers stalked the family and waited for their chance.
Deon Beamon, 21, and his brother were going out to pick up food last night when two men with guns and wearing masks forced them back into their house and ordered everyone to get down of the floor.
Beamon was shot to death, his brother was beaten, and their father was shot and wounded.
The family had moved to the home in the 200 block of Calumet Boulevard less than a month ago.
Detectives hope to learn more this afternoon when they conduct more extensive interviews with the survivors.
Police have no description of the gunmen and no home security video. They are seeking tips from the public. A hotline for tips has been set up at 708-331-2131.
Two young children were among several family members who were home when the events happened, but investigators do not believe the children witnessed the attack.