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Masked men bust in Tyler apartment, assault resident with handgun

Released by The Tyler Police Department:

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:23 a.m., Tyler Police were called to ETMC Emergency Room to interview a victim who reported he was robbed and assaulted with a handgun in his apartment located at Varsity Place Apartments at 3400 Varsity, apartment 2009.

The victim, identified as Dearis Davis, B/M, age 21, who attends Tyler Junior College, told officers that he heard a knock at his door around 1:40 a.m.  Davis opened the door and observed three B/M's standing in his doorway. The suspects forced their way into the apartment and held him at gunpoint demanding his cash.

The suspects who had their faces covered with masks, struck Davis several times about his face and head with guns that resulted in serious bodily injury.  The suspects entered into his room-mate's room and forced him and his girlfriend into the bathroom during the robbery.  The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).  Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

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