Intruder Shot By Homeowner In District Heights

6:16 AM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) -- An intruder is recovering in a local hospital after being shot by his reluctant victim late Thursday night.

Corporal Maria McKinney, spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Police Department, says patrol officers were called to a home in the 3300 block of Walters Lane for a report of a disturbance around 11:30 p.m. One police officers arrived at the scene they discovered a man suffering from a gun shot wound to the upper body. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to Cpl. McKinney, a preliminary investigation indicates the injured man was banging loudly on an apartment door. The homeowner, armed with a handgun, opened the door to investigate. That's when the man forced his way into the apartment. In response, the homeowner shot the intruder who then attempted to take refuge in another apartment where he was later found by police.

No other injuries were reported.

The homeowner's weapon was recovered at the scene. Right now the incident is under investigation and charges are pending.

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