Police search for three men in assault on Littleton homeowner

Victim says assailants fired a shot; investigators have little information to go on

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Littleton Police are searching for three men suspected of assaulting a south Littleton homeowner on Oct. 22, though police say they have little to go on.

A homeowner on South Windermere Circle, just north of Mineral Avenue, reported he was assaulted by three men wearing masks and carrying guns in his driveway at about 9 p.m. Oct. 22, said Cmdr. Trent Cooper, a Littleton Police spokesman.

The victim described the men as three Black males, two in dark clothing and one in light clothing, wearing masks. The victim said one of the men fired a shot. Cooper said police did not find a shell casing at the scene.

The victim also said he was struck in the head with a gun by one of the men. Responding officers noted a large amount of blood on the victim's forehead, Cooper said.

The men are believed to have left the area in a dark SUV, possibly a black Ford Explorer.

Some of the incident was captured by a Ring doorbell, showing three men matching the victim's description, though Cooper said the footage was dark and not particularly conclusive.

The homeowner “can't provide any information that points us one way or another at this point,” Cooper said. “He doesn't want to give us information to us about why he might have been targeted, or who his associates are.”

The case remains under active investigation, but Cooper said residents should not be worried.

“This is a crime that's very uncharacteristic of Littleton,” he said. “It's unsettling, but we don't have any reason to believe this is an ongoing pattern of crime that will repeat.”

The small neighborhood on South Windermere Circle has made news before: A home 13 houses down from where the incident took place caught fire last year, a day before a city hearing to decide whether it should be condemned. The whereabouts of the owner remain unknown.

“For the southern end of the city, it's one of our busier neighborhoods,” Cooper said.

Cooper said anyone with information in the case should call Detective Chris Mannerings at 303-795-3894.

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