Baltimore County Woman Fatally Shoots Intruder, Police Say

… Man exchanges gunfire with homeowner, later found dead in truck …

By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

1:55 PM EST, January 7, 2011

A woman in northern Baltimore County shot and fatally injured an intruder Friday morning at her home in Glen Arm, police said.

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on the 11500 block of Glen Arm Road, where officers were summoned in response to a burglary.

The homeowner, whose name and age were not made available, told officers that she had surprised a man breaking into her house and that he had fired several shots at her, according to Lt. Robert McCullough, a spokesman for the county police force.

The apparent burglar’s shots missed, McCullough said, and the woman “shot back at the suspect,” striking him.

“He jumped into a black Chevy pickup and fled the area,” the spokesman said.

The man was found later, dead from “multiple gunshot wounds,” in his parked truck behind a restaurant about two miles away.

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