Home invasion robbery victim shot, then fights back

A suspect in a home invasion robbery in Essex was killed by the resident in the early hours of Sunday morning, Baltimore County police said.

Lt. Rob McCullough, a county police spokesman, said two armed men broke into the apartment and, in the process, a man in the apartment began to scuffle with one of the suspects. The suspect shot the victim several times, but then the victim picked up some sort of blunt object and struck the suspect in the head with it, killing him instantly, McCullough said. The victim was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition after the gunshot wounds, McCullough said.

The incident took place in the 1400 block of Strawflower Road, in the Hartland apartment complex, at about 1:20 a.m.

McCullough said it was not yet known if the suspects or victim knew each other, and their identifies have not yet been released. Police are searching for a second suspect, who fled in an unknown direction.



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