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Two suspects wanted for Van Buren Co. home invasion

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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Investigators are looking for two suspects following a home invasion in Van Buren County.

Police said three people entered a home  in the 47000 block of 76th Street just before 1:00 Sunday afternoon, but a relative of the home owner who was inside fired several shots at the suspects.

They fled, but the relative was able to chase down one of the suspects down.  Police arrived shortly after and took the suspect into custody.  The suspect was also taken to South Haven Area Hospital for injuries he suffered from the chase.

The other two suspects headed to a getaway car to the north of the crime scene.  Police got to the car before they did and the suspects ran into the woods.

Police and deputies from Van Buren and Berrien counties, and Michigan State Police searched for the suspects, but were not able to find them.

The suspects are believed to be from the Benton Harbor area.  One suspect was a white male wearing an orange or red shirt and the other was a black male wearing a black t-shirt and camouflage shorts.  Police believe both suspects may have been armed at the time of the home invasion.

The suspect in custody is expected to be arraigned Monday. His name will be released after the arraignment.

Anyone with information regarding the other two suspects should call Covert Township Police at 269-764-8100.

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