Armed Home Invader Shot by Armed Homeowner

As reported, an armed burglar was shot in self defense by his would-be victim in Perry Hall, MD.

Police say that at approximately 5.45 AM, a burglar broke in to a home on the 4200 block of Chapel Road, armed with a gun.  Fearing for his safety, the resident is said to have grabbed his own gun and fired in self defense, striking the intruder in chest.  The burglar, whose name was not released, reportedly died from his wounds.  The homeowner was unharmed.

Home invasions are a deadly threat to the occupants of a home.  The criminals who commit such crimes often murder, shoot, stab, rape, torture, kidnap, and permanently injure their victims.  The result is that the lives of law abiding, innocent people can be ended or ruined in an instant, all because of a criminals actions.  Fortunately, this homeowner was prepared to defend himself, and as a result survived unharmed.