Good news/bad news moment, people.
Good News: We hit him. We actually got the bastard. He sort of just disappeared after we hit him, but there was no flash. No big, dramatic explosion, nothing. It was really sort of anticlimactic. But, we got confirmation the weapon hit him. Laser bursts from these weapons make a 'cracking' noise on firing, and then when the burst impacts, there's an explosion of sparks like you would see in a bad B-rated sci-fi movie.
Bad News: The weapon impacted on his torso, and he disappeared immediately afterwards, seemingly on his own initiative. I don't think it did any serious damage on it's own; This is the Slenderman we're talking about. It had to be a deterrant, not an injury. Also, we have no fucking idea where he is, now. This is what we call 'bad news' because you know what he can do when he's not in your line of sight.
So, you call it what you want, but, this is dangerous for us because we know he's still around. The entire squad is to remain confined to the apartment, and is to not so much as leave a room without taking two other men, and having a clear view of everything around them.
Yes, we're a little paranoid.
Will update if situation changes.
The landlord inquired about all the broken glass from the other night; Problem officially solved itself when he spontaneously decided to keep quiet after Nightcrawler and Basroil 1 threatened him with imminent death if he didn't shut up.
It's good to see the people we protect have a sense of self-preservation.