Reported via Howard County Police on Facebook:

News Release: Woodbine resident shoots and kills unknown intruder

A Woodbine resident shot and killed a man who was trying to get inside his home in the middle of the night.

The unidentified intruder, who was wearing no shirt or shoes, was reportedly banging on the front door of the residence in the 14000 block of Carriage Mill Road just after 1 a.m., where the resident and his wife were sleeping. The residents repeatedly shouted at the man to leave. As the suspect tried to gain entry, the homeowner fired one shot, striking the man. No one else was home at the time of the incident and no one else was injured.

Police are talking to the homeowners and working to identify the unknown intruder. No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
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This may sound wrong to some of my readers…but I stand with the Woodbine resident that was protecting his family and his home. No charges should ever be filed against someone protecting themselves and their family.

So many other things I want to say on this incident related to gun ownership…but I will leave it at this for now.

Note…just after I hit publish there was an update on Facebook:

NEWS RELEASE UPDATE: Police identify homeowner, deceased victim in Woodbine shooting

Howard County police are identifying the homeowner and deceased victim in the Woodbine shooting that occurred overnight.

Charles Dorsey, 56, of Woodbine, shot and killed Gerardo Alberto Espinoza, 46, of Chantilly, VA, as he was trying to get inside Dorsey’s home in the middle of the night.

Espinoza, who was wearing no shirt or shoes, was reportedly banging on the front door of Dorsey’s residence in the 14000 block of Carriage Mill Road just after 1 a.m., where Dorsey and his wife were sleeping. The residents repeatedly shouted at the man to leave. As Espinoza tried to gain entry, the homeowner fired one shot, striking him. No one else was home at the time of the incident and no one else was injured.

Through preliminary investigation, detectives believe Espinoza had been staying at a friend’s house in the neighborhood.

No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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Scott E