POOLESVILLE — A homeowner who shot and killed a man who got into his Poolesville home won’t face charges, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.
The homeowner called the emergency communications center around 9 a.m. Monday to report that a man was trying to break into his home along River Road, police said in a news release. While he was on the phone, police said the homeowner fired at the man, striking and killing him.
When police officers arrived at the home, they found the man in the home, police said. Police have identified the man who was killed as Harry Trueman Powell, 34, of Washington, D.C. The homeowner didn’t know Powell, but police said it appears that Powell had been sleeping in the basement of the home for some time without the homeowner’s permission.
No criminal charges will be filed against the homeowner, police said.