Timothy Woodard and Elizabeth Weaver, 48 and 53, respectively, were at their home in the 3800 block of Davila Drive at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when they answered a knock at the door. On the porch were two strangers, whom they invited inside.
It's not clear from police reports or a neighborhood crime alert from officers who patrol the area why Woodard and Weaver so readily opened their home, just it would have been wiser not to. There was a brief argument, then the strangers each pulled out a handgun. One of them fired at Woodard, hitting him in the finger.
The gunmen then robbed Woodard of his guns, taking two rifles (a Ruger 1022 and a Buckstalker .50-caliber with scope) and a Pardner 12-gauge pump shotgun before running out the door. The report does not specify if the latter firearm was Pardner's home-defense or hunting model, though the distinction is an academic one.
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In the crime alert dispatched to neighbors yesterday, officers write that they know who the suspects are "and we are working on the case as we speak."