A Saskatoon family is still trying to piece together what led to a violent home invasion in the Confederation neighbourhood Tuesday evening.
Twenty-year-old Nikki Fitzpatrick told 650 CKOM she was asleep when two strangers made their inside the home on Carter Crescent shortly before 5:45 p.m.
“I woke up and they were swinging a hammer at my boyfriend,” she said. “I didn’t recognize either of them; I didn’t get to really see either of them for that long.”
According to police, two men had broken into the home through the patio door when they were confronted by Fitzpatrick’s father, Mike. The suspects then allegedly attacked the 58-year-old homeowner with a hammer.
Police said once the men gained entry into the home, they then assaulted Fitzpatrick’s 27-year-old boyfriend.
“I don’t even know why anyone would want to do that to me and my family,” a shaken Fitzpatrick said Wednesday.
Soon after, the suspects fled the home in different directions. One of the men was chased on foot and detained by a neighbour.
The suspect, an 18-year-old from Prince Albert, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault along with counts of break and enter and breaching a court order.
At this time, police officers are trying to determine if additional suspects were involved in the home invasion.
Fitzpatrick’s father was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he remained Wednesday recovering from a fractured skull.
Fitzpatrick, who was not physically harmed during the incident, said her boyfriend received stitches to his head, but was released from hospital later that night.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-222-8477.