On February 2, 2017 at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers responded to the unit block of Mullen Lane in Lothian for a trespassing. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male subject suffering from two gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed that the male broke into a residence on Mullen Lane. He was confronted by the homeowner and his wife, who attempted to remove him from their home. The homeowner shot intruder, striking him in the leg. The intruder retaliated with a piece of steel reinforcing bar (rebar) when he was shot a second time by the homeowner. The male fled from the home and soon collapsed due to his injuries. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.
Detectives have applied for and received an arrest warrant for the subject, which will be served upon his release from the hospital. The identity of the subject and nature of charges will provided once the arrest warrant has been served.