Intoxicated Burglar Shot by Homeowner

November 21, 2011

On November 20, 2011 at 4:58 A.M., police units responded to a private residence in St. Inigoes, Maryland for the report of a burglary to an occupied dwelling and a subject being shot.  Upon patrol units arrival it was determined the suspect had broke into the victims home, had been shot and had fled into the nearby woods.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded and assumed the investigation.  An investigation revealed the suspect, George B. Williams, age 19, of St. Mary’s City, entered the victim’s residence through a front window while the homeowner was asleep.  The homeowner was awakened by noise coming from the downstairs area, retrieved a handgun and confronted Williams in the hallway inside the residence.  A struggle ensued at which time the gun was accidentally discharged by the victim.  The struggle continued out onto the front porch area of the residence where the suspect received a single gunshot wound to the foot.  Williams was then able to flee into the woods.

A Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit responded and conducted a search of the wooded area which led to the discovery of the suspect lying in the woods, extremely intoxicated and suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  The suspect was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.  The homeowner was not injured during this incident.

Following his release from St. Mary’s Hospital, Williams was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, charged with Burglary, Assault 2nd Degree and incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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6 Responses to Intoxicated Burglar Shot by Homeowner

  1. Sonja on November 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Good for the victim! He should be rewarded.

    • Gill on November 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

      I agree !

  2. Bill Needle on November 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Hello , my friends . Well , it looks like this scum bag got exactly what he deserved . If only more of us would fight back the criminals would start to think twice before committing crimes . Unfortunately , there are some segments of or community that don’t see it that way . They tell people to “Stop Snitching” , and they tell themselves that the police are the enemy . We all know that is what is happening in Lexington Park . Please don’t let that happen where you live . Fight back ! Take it to where the criminals live . Let’s all do everything we can to make their lives miserable . When you see someone selling drugs , turn their tag number into the police . If you see someone breaking into a house or car , let the police know about it . If you are behind a drunk driver , call it in . If you see someone acting violent in public , call the police . This is how we are going to stop all of the criminal nonsense that goes on here . I say “START SNITCHING” .

    • Gill on November 22, 2011 at 10:48 am

      Soooooooo true !!! I say fight back 100%

  3. FEDUPTOO on November 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Indeed! I am with you on this movement. We may have disagreed about a previous incident…but you are spot on with this. START SNITCHING!

    • Bill Needle on November 24, 2011 at 6:16 am

      That’s what I’m talkin’ about !