Police are investigating a reported armed home invasion at a family's house in southwest Miami-Dade early Tuesday.
The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. at the house in the 11200 block of Southwest 173rd Terrace, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.
According to Zabaleta, 20-year-old Eduardo Martinez was in a shed outside the home when he encountered four armed men who demanded money and drugs.
The men pistol-whipped Martinez then confronted Martinez's stepfather, Luis Santos, who had gone out to the shed after hearing loud noises, Zabaleta said.
The suspects, who also had a machete, knife and pepper spray, shattered the sliding glass door at the back of the home and went inside, Zabaleta said.
A woman and child who were inside the home at the time, Martinez's mother and her 11-year-old son, hid from the suspects under an air conditioning unit and weren't harmed.
The suspects left the home without taking anything. Zabaleta said a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the home.
The incident is under investigation.
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