Investigators to determine if shooting was justified after homeowner kills suspect in Md.
CHILLUM, Md. (ABC7) —
A bullet hole in a window serves as a reminder of the deadly encounter on Tuesday morning around 2:15 a.m., on Sligo Parkway.
Police say a homeowner shot 32-year-old Deontae Parker, while Parker was breaking into his vehicle.
The vehicle was parked in the homeowner’s driveway.
“Caller thinks that there’s more than one suspect. Advised that they were trying to steal her dad’s truck and then shots went off,” said a dispatcher during a 911 call. “He’s shot in the head.”
Parker was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting.
Neighbors say several children were inside the house at the time of the shooting.
Detectives are now consulting with the state’s attorney’s office to determine if the homeowner’s actions were justified.
“Do you think this homeowner should be charged after something like this,” asked ABC7’s Anna-Lysa Gayle.
“I really want to know more about what happened, because….if he was defending his family, no not all,” said neighbor Ericca Caballero.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video in this case.
Police believe an additional suspect accompanied Parker to the home on Sligo Parkway.