Masked men break into home

By Dave Gomez

DeKalb police are investigating a home invasion that occurred early Friday morning.

Police said a resident in the 1400 block of Oakwood Street reported at 12:57 a.m. that at least three masked men armed with at least one handgun broke into his home by kicking in the back door.

The resident told police he was able to scare the intruders off after shooting his handgun.

Police do not know if the incident was drug- or gang-related.

No one was injured in the incident.

The last home invasion reported by the Northern Star occurred in July.

The July invasion involved two NIU students who broke down a neighbor’s door and attacked him after he asked them to turn down their music. That victim suffered a broken jaw.