ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill man says he struggled with the gunman who forced himself in a Mallard Pointe apartment early Saturday morning.
A man told police that at around 2:30 a.m., he, the mother of his child and a friend were sitting around the kitchen table when they heard a knock at the door, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The man opened the door slightly when another man pushed the door in an attempt to get inside, the report states.
Both men struggled against each other on opposite sides of the door until the robber held his left arm between the door and door frame and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun. The gunman managed to force himself inside the apartment but continued struggling with the other man, who tried to take the gun away from the intruder.
During the struggle, the robber made several attempts to fire the gun, the report states. The gunman was able to get out the victim’s grasp and pointed the gun at him and the two other people in the apartment.
The woman ran into another room to protect her daughter. The gunman demanded money and the victims handed over two iPhones and $5, the report states.
The robber then fled the apartment, the report states. The victim described the robber as a light-skinned black man with short hair who is between the ages of 18 and 30, and about 5 feet 9 inches and 160 pounds. He was wearing a USC hooded sweatshirt and black jeans, the report states.