A Lubbock family is traumatized after police say three masked men kicked open their front door, beat two family members, and then held their children at gun point. Police are still searching for the three masked suspects.
The home invasion happened just after 3 a.m. on Thursday at 3011 Harvard Street. Terry Losoya lives there with five other people, and hours later her hands visibly shake as tears stream down her face.
Terry took us step by step through the terrifying ordeal. She says it all started when she heard her front door being kicked in, and men yelling "Police".
"There was screaming, and then I knew it wasn't the police. They kept screaming give me your money, and all you could hear was them cranking up their guns," said Terry.
Scared for her life Terry hid under her bed and called 911 on her cell phone. She kept whispering her address until she heard one of the masked men trying to break down her bedroom door. She quickly turned off her phone and was quiet. "I figured they would find me under the bed and shoot me," she cried.
As she hid, Terry said she could hear the screams coming from the next room. Her 38-year-old brother Jesse Rocha was being beaten with the butt of a gun just outside her door. "I actually thought I was going to die. If I would've opened the door right there I know I would've startled the man who was hitting my brother. He would have shot me," she sobbed. "There's no describing it. They just beat him to a pulp with the guns over and over."
Down the hallway and into the living room her 22-year-old daughter-in-law Alejandra Mora was being beaten by the other two men. Her seven and six year old grandchildren were held at gun point as their mother was being attacked. "They were yelling leave her alone, leave her alone, you're going to kill her. Then the man said if you lift your head up we're going to shoot your daughter in the head," said Terry.
Finally then men took about $500 in cash and ran out. Shortly after police showed up Alejandra and Jesse were taken to Covenant Medical Center. Terry says Alejandra has stitches in the back of her head, several bruises on her back and stomach, as well as broken rib.
Her brother Jesse has a broken nose, stitches above his left eye, and his two front teeth were knocked out. Both were released from the hospital.
"It's something I'll never forget. I hope they catch them. I wouldn't want my worst enemy to go through something like this," she said. "I mean why the kids... we're getting counseling for them because they're not ever going to be the same."
Terry describes the three men as Hispanics, two with dark complexions and one light complected. She also says one had tattoos down both arms.
Police say the investigation is ongoing. If you know anything about this incident, please call Crime Line at 741-1000.
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