An 82-year-old Severn, Maryland man was awakened by a noise coming from the kitchen. He grabbed his handgun and went to investigate. In the kitchen he encountered a man he didn't know who had broken into the home. The two men fought and the resident was shot in the leg by the gun he was carrying.
The burglar managed to wrestle the gun away from the resident and ran away with the gun.
The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still looking for the suspect.