The deputy arrived home at around 11 p.m. Tuesday to find his front door busted open. He quickly realized that a suspected burglar was in his home so he pulled out his firearm and confronted the home intruder.
“He had a confrontation with the suspect which led to the homeowner shooting the suspect,” Cpl. Larry Johnson said.
The off-duty deputy shot the burglary suspect inside the home but he then ran outside after he was hit, police said. It was unclear whether he died at the scene or was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“There is a very strong argument for home owners if they are inside their home. There is a strong presumption that they fear for their safety if they end up shooting a suspect,”Lt. William Alexander of the Prince George’s Police Department said.