The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a non-fatal shooting at a Temple Hills home early this morning. The preliminary investigation reveals a homeowner shot a man who was trying to break into his home.
On January 13, 2016, at about 1:50 am, patrol officers were called to the 3900 block of Brinkley Road for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the suspect with gunshot wounds to his legs. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Preliminarily, his injuries are not considered life threatening.
The preliminary investigation reveals the two residents were alerted by the family’s dog to a noise at the front door. The residents discovered the suspect was outside and appeared to be trying to get inside. The suspect had already pried open their storm door. One of the residents called 911; the second resident got a weapon and shot the suspect through the front door.
Preliminarily, there is no known connection between the victims and the suspect. Detectives will consult with the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine what charges will be filed against the suspect.