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Trio accused of robbing 2 at gunpoint, shooting 1

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Three men are accused of robbing two men at gunpoint in Dallas and shooting one of the robbery victims.

Dallas Police caught two of the suspects and are looking for the third.

One victim is in the hospital, and the other says he was pistol-whipped while his house was being ransacked.

"I didn't see anything but the barrel of a pistol when I turned around to leave the kitchen," said Michael Jackson.

Jackson says he was robbed in his Oak Cliff home by men armed with handguns and a sawed-off shotgun.

He was held face-down on the floor with a gun to his head, and the gunmen demanded money and jewelry.

"They would come in and say, ‘You think I'm playing with you?' And hit me with the gun and cock it and say, ‘I ought to kill you,'" said Jackson.

Jackson says a man he met a month ago, whom he was trying to help get out of hard times, was home with him at the time and opened the door to the intruders.

Jackson says the gunmen wore ski masks, but he's still sure he didn't know them. Still, he suspects that his friend staying with him did know them, because the suspects took the friend with them, along with Jackson's car: a grey Oldsmobile Alero.

About an hour after the attack on Jackson, Dallas Police caught up with the car after a chase in the Lake Highlands area.

They arrested two men -- 19-year-old LaDavid Sims and 25-year-old Michael Wafer and are looking for the third.

All are also wanted for the shooting and robbery of 39-year-old Christopher Hagan in the parking lot at the Sedona Ridge apartments.

Wounded in the stomach, hand and leg, neighbors saw Hagan bleeding and running to his apartment door, where he collapsed.

"It was rapid shots," said Izema Baez, a neighbor. "All you hear is a few blasts and everyone be coming outside."

The apartment is across a narrow courtyard where children play.

Residents say there have been other robberies and attacks, and the apartment complex has started putting up security cameras.

Jackson was surprised to hear that someone was shot, but he's grateful to be alive.

"I'm terribly saddened about someone being shot, but I thank God that my life was spared," said Jackson.

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