Baltimore County police are investigating an incident in which a Catonsville woman suffered a gunshot wound during a home burglary Wednesday, and say the case may be linked to other burglaries in the area.
Police responded to a call at about 7:55 p.m. for a burglary in progress in the 600 block of Aldershot Road. According to police, the victim had returned home Wednesday to find her front door open and some of her items broken or moved.
According to police the woman encountered the suspect, retrieved a handgun and called police. Police said that during a struggle between the woman and the intruder, the gun was fired “a number of times.” The homeowner was shot once, according to police, and was taken to a hospital in serious condition. She is expected to survive, police said.
Police said the suspect fled and took the homeowner’s gun with him. Police encountered a man on the sidewalk in front of the home who “refused to follow commands and refused to show his hands,” according to police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach. He ran and attempted to discard, but was apprehended, police said. The gun was recovered, said Peach.
Everette William Johnson, 55, was placed under arrest, and has been charged with 14 counts including attempted first-degree murder, theft and illegal possession of a firearm.
Police said they believe the case may be related to two other burglaries on Aldershot Road, both of which also occurred Wednesday. Officers were called to the 600 block of Aldershot Road at about 5:55 p.m. and then again at 7 p.m.
Police said Johnson is also the subject of an open warrant regarding another burglary that occurred in the 500 block of Edmondson Avenue on July 15.
Reporter Lauren Lumpkin contributed to this article.