Temple home invasion investigation continues

Family asking for donations: clothes, food, money for funeral expenses

TEMPLE, TX - The Temple Police Department is pouring more resources to investigate a deadly home invasion last week.

Police found 36 year old April Lashawn Isaac dead in her home and a man injured, both with gunshot wounds.

In a statement, Temple PD says:

"The Temple Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is leading the investigative effort into recent Burglary of Habitations. Chief Mitchell has provided additional personnel to the Criminal Investigations Division by pulling personnel from other units across the Police Department. The personnel assigned to this investigative effort are being utilized in a variety of different roles to include showing an increased uniformed presence and undercover investigative/intelligence gather functions. Due the ongoing nature of their investigation specific details cannot be released at this time."

Now, the community is really coming together to help April's family. They've moved out of the Temple home and need all kinds of donations for her funeral costs and the family's moving expenses.

"My lights are always on, my door is always locked, I'm always checking the neighborhood before I walk into my house by myself," said a neighbor.

One week after the home invasion left one person dead and another injured, neighbors are still frightened for their lives.

"So as long as those people are still out there you know, I'm going to continue to be scared," said another neighbor.

They have plenty of questions about the shooting.

"You don't know if it was random, you don't know if it was towards them or not, so it's actually pretty scary cause it's like two houses down from me," said a neighbor.

Although the investigation is still very active, neighbors say they still don't know exactly what happened.

"Some guy kicked in their door and locked the kids in the bedroom and then shot both the parents, I don't know if that's what happened, but that's what I was told," said a neighbor.

Now, the family is asking for donations.

"We all should come together you know and try to help her out," said a neighbor.

They set up a Go Fund Me page to pay for April's funeral expenses and moving costs for the kids.

"I think everybody should do what they can to help cause this is really just tragic for them, you know, and I can't imagine going through this," said a neighbor.

A meal train account has also been set up to help feed the family during this time and donations can be dropped off at Testimonial Hair Designs at 816 S. 31st. St.

"She was a good neighbor, her and her fiance. Only God knows, you know, only God knows what happened," said a neighbor.

 


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