A man shot and wounded a burglar who broke into his Parkville, Maryland, home early Friday morning after the intruder kicked in the door to the room where the man was hiding.
Baltimore County police said that they responded to a call at the man's home on Harford Hills Road around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning to a report of several shots being fired, according to WBAL-TV. The homeowner told the police that he had just shot an intruder after the man broke into his home, saying, "I'm in your house, I'm coming to get you."
"The man armed himself with a gun and closed the door to the room he was in. The suspect kicks in that door. The man, fearing for his life, shoots the suspect several times," Baltimore County police Cpl. John Wachter said, according to WBAL.
Immediately following the shooting, the homeowner left the premises, called the police and waited for the officers to arrive.
"We were able to locate the suspect inside the home and he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. When he gets out of the hospital, he's facing charges in connection with this incident," Wachter said, according to WMAR-TV.
Police stated that the burglar's injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.
"There's nothing to indicate why this man kicked in the door and started talking to the people inside the home. There's no indication that they knew each other," Wachter said.
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