"Homeowner Killed Armed Assailant During Break-In, Police Say"
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. -- A suspected burglar who was shot to death by the owner of the home he had broken into had served several years in prison.
Police said Marvin Cook Jr., 29, entered a house in the 4200 block of Chapel Road in Perry Hall at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and pointed a handgun at 68-year-old William Bozman, who was asleep in his bed.
"He ordered Bozman to give him money. Mr. Bozman was able to get out of bed quickly and retrieve his own handgun and ordered the suspect to drop his handgun," said Cpl. Mike Hill of the Baltimore County police.
Officials said Cook advanced toward Bozman and, fearing for his life, Bozman fired several shots.
Hill said Cook continued toward Bozman and actually fell on top of the homeowner after being shot. Hill said Bozman was able to get up and call police. Bozman has not been charged with a crime.
Cook died at Franklin Square Hospital. . . .
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