ESSEX, Md.— Baltimore County police say a man killed one of two intruders who forced their way into his apartment in Essex.

Police were called to the home on Strawflower Road early Sunday morning. Investigators say two armed men forced their way into an apartment and shot the homeowner several times.

During the altercation, the homeowner grabbed a blunt object and struck one suspect in the head, killing him. The second suspect fled the scene.

Police say the homeowner was taken to a hospital where he is in serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police.

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