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Maryland homeowner shoots burglar in self-defense

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Suitland resident shoots suspect during apparent burglary
March 23, 2001, Suitland, Maryland -- Police say a Suitland man prevented a burglary at his home this afternoon, by shooting the suspect in the act.

A Prince George's County police spokeswoman says the suspect rang the doorbell of the Apple Cider Court townhome and the victim answered the door but found no one there. Moments later, he heard glass breaking, went to his gun cabinet and grabbed his registered nine millimeter handgun.

That's when he saw a man he did not know in his living room. Officer Julie Valdez says the man shot the suspect several times in the upper body. The off-duty firefighter also called 9-1-1 for assistance after the incident.

The suspect, who is said to be 38-years-old, was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center for treatment. He is said to be in critical condition.

Valdez says investigators found a bicycle and some clothing outside of the Suitland man's home. She also says the suspect is believed to have several outstanding burglary warrants.

The homeowner will not face charges because he fired in self defense.

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