Kokomo Police officers found the would-be robber, Marrell B. Tyler, 18, with injuries to his face and his own gun pointed at him by one of the residents. They transported Tyler to Community Howard hospital before booking him into the Howard County Criminal Justice Center.
Tyler had broken into the apartment on Washington Street around 3:00 a.m. with a firearm and ski mask, according to police. A struggle between him and the residents ensued, which successfully removed the weapon from Tyler’s possession. Despite this, Tyler produced a second firearm, which continued the struggle and resulted in the weapon firing but not injuring anyone. Eventually, they were able to disarm and detain Tyler at gunpoint, using his own weapon.