A homeowner in Prince George’s County shot and wounded a man who he believed was trying to break into his home, authorities said.
The incident happened around 2 a.m. in the 3900 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills, according to police.
Police said that when they arrived they found a man inside the home who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was conscious and breathing and later listed in fair condition.
Authorities said an initial investigation found that the man tried to force entry into the home and the homeowner confronted him. Fearing for his life, he shot the intruder, according to Cpl. Nicole Hubbard, a spokeswoman with the department.
She said the homeowner and his wife were the only ones home at the time and they were not injured in the incident.