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Howard County identifies intruder, homeowner in home invasion shooting

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Howard County Police say a Woodbine resident shot and killed a man who was trying to get inside his home in the middle of the night. 

Investigators say the intruder, identified as 46 year old Gerardo Alberto Espinoza, of Chantilly, Virginia, wearing no shirt or shoes, was reportedly banging on the front door of the residence in the 14000 block of Carriage Mill Road just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, where the resident and his wife were sleeping. The residents repeatedly shouted at the man to leave. Police say as Espinoza tried to gain entry, the homeowner, Charles Dorsey,56,  fired one shot, striking the man. No one else was home at the time of the incident and no one else was injured.  The investigation is ongoing.