BELTSVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) — A would-be burglar remains in critical condition after he was shot by a business owner while attempting to break into an automotive repair shop in Beltsville late Tuesday night.
Deryck Nedd was taken into police custody after he fled the business and crashed his car a short distance away, authorities say. He is expected to survive.
Prince George’s County Police say Nedd forced his way into the shop, located in an industrial park in the 11300 block of Old Baltimore Pike, around 11:20 p.m. He was confronted by the owner and shot during a confrontation inside an office.
Nedd ran from the shop and drove away before losing control of the car and crashing at the intersection of Virginia Manor Road and Muikirk Road. He was taken from the crash site to the hospital.
Nedd, 50, of Adelphi, faces multiple charges related to the burglary, and detectives believe he may be connected to multiple burglaries across the county.
The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney is working to determine whether charges will be filed against the owner.
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