A man that is a suspect in a string of burglaries in Maryland picked the wrong business in Beltsville:
A would-be burglar remains in critical condition after he was shot by a business owner while attempting to break into an automotive repair shop in Beltsville late Tuesday night.
Deryck Nedd was taken into police custody after he fled the business and crashed his car a short distance away, authorities say. He is expected to survive.
Prince George’s County Police say Nedd forced his way into the shop, located in an industrial park in the 11300 block of Old Baltimore Pike, around 11:20 p.m. He was confronted by the owner and shot during a confrontation inside an office.
This would be a rather open and shut case of a good defensive gun use in any relatively free state, but since this is Maryland, the business owner faces the possibility of criminal charges more serious than that of the injured thief.