Armed Burglary Suspect Shot by Homeowner


Fairfax County Police Department News

Police responded to a home in the 5700 block of Lenore Lane for a report of a burglary at around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Upon arrival, officers found that the apparent homeowner had encountered a stranger attempting to enter in his home. An altercation followed and the resident shot the stranger in the upper body with a handgun.

The injured man fled on foot towards Telegraph Road.

He attempted to flag down a passing yellow school bus, which was occupied by a small number of students. A nearby officer responded to the location, the intersection of Lenore and Telegraph, and immediately apprehended the suspect. The suspect was transported to a hospital where his injuries were described as non-life-threatening. Officers recovered the suspect’s apparent weapon; a stun gun.

Police identified the suspect as a 27-year-old Northern Virginia man and charges are pending further investigation.

The homeowner was identified as a…

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