Intruder Fatally Shoots Self After Confrontation With Homeowner, Police Say

… Man exchanges gunfire with woman; later is found dead in truck …

By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

8:05 PM EST, January 7, 2011

After a woman in northern Baltimore County shot an intruder at her Glen Arm home, the man left and fatally shot himself Friday morning, police said.

The incident occurred about 9 a.m. in 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 surprised a man breaking into her house and that he had fired several shots at her with an AK-47 assault rifle, according to Lt. Robert McCullough, a spokesman for the county police.

His 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, who was wearing camouflage clothing, drove about two miles to a parking lot behind Sanders’ Corner restaurant at 2260 Cromwell Bridge Road, where police said he shot himself inside the truck.

Police had said previously that the woman fatally wounded him.

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