Man arrested after Maryland home invasion

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David Bartholmew (PHOTO: Prince George's County Police Department)

LAUREL, MD –  The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a man in connection with a non-fatal shooting that occurred during a home invasion in Laurel, Maryland. That incident occurred in the 8000 block of Briarcroft Lane around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

According to officials, the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested David Bartholmew, 31, after a non-fatal shooting in Laurel. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect broke into a home in the 8000 block of Briarcroft Lane. The homeowner was a Washington Suburban Commission Police Officer, who was off duty at the time. Police say that the homeowner was alerted to the break in by a loud noise downstairs. He retrieved his duty weapon and found David Bartholmew in his home. The homeowner, then, identified himself as a police officer, but the suspect continued to approach him holding a knife. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner shot the suspect once. The suspect fled and was arrested a short distance from the home.

At this time, police say that there is no known connection between the homeowner and the suspect. Bartholmew remains in the hospital at this time where he is receiving treatments for his injuries.

According to officials, Bartholmew has been charged with home invasion, attempted first degree assault, destruction of property, and a weapons charge.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.