LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Convinced the fugitive they were looking for was inside, a SWAT team raided the wrong apartment and left a single mother of two homeless, WLWT is reporting.
The SWAT team reportedly surrounded the apartment building and spent hours ordering the suspect to surrender, but when he didn't, they forced themselves into the apartment and sprayed tear gas, the station is reporting.
"It looked like my apartment was on fire," Kayla Irwin told WLWT. "The smoke was just blowing out of my windows."
Irwin said her apartment is, "all covered with poison."
"I don't know where to start over with my two kids," she told the station, adding one of her pet guinea pigs was killed during the incident. "How do you start with replacing the items your kids have had since the day they were born?"
Irwin denies knowing the suspect police were looking for.