A home intruder kicked in the front door of a Parkville, Maryland resident’s home, which prompted the homeowner to shoot the intruder several times.
It was around 2:30 in the morning that a home intruder kicked in the door to a Maryland man’s house and announced that he was coming for the homeowner. The homeowner then armed himself with his handgun and shut the door to the room he was in. However, the home intruder kicked in that door as well, at which point the victim shot the suspect several times.
“He heard the suspect say, ‘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.”
After the shooting, the victim fled to his neighbor’s house where he called 911.
The police arrived at the scene and found the suspect inside the victim’s home with gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he’s expected to recover, as his wounds were apparently not life-threatening.
Police are unsure of a motive and don’t believe that the suspect and victim knew each other.
While the suspect will obviously face charges for his actions, police noted that the victim may also face charges once the investigation is complete.
Joe Schmidt – the neighbor to whose house the victim ran to call 911 and wait for the police – was a little shaken when he heard the gunshots, but also noted that we’d be “better off” if more people defended themselves with guns. He said:
“I’ll tell you, if more people were like that, this country would be better off, because if somebody breaks in, you don’t have much time… Today we got to start speaking up a little bit. It’s too much killing going on and too many innocent people getting shot everywhere so I think it’s about time for something like that to show people it’s enough.”