Beltsville business owner shoots burglary suspect, police say

February 19, 2014

An Adelphi man who broke into an automotive store was shot by the business owner, Prince George’s police say.

Police have charged Deryck Anthony Nedd, 50, with burglary. He was still hospitalized on Wednesday afternoon.

Nedd tried to burglarize Lloyd’s Automotive at the 8100 block of Riggs Road in Adelphi at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

After getting into the store, Nedd tried to break into an office, where the business owner was, police said. After a scuffle, the owner shot Nedd, they said.

“The suspect then ran from the store and drove away,” police said in a statement. “He lost control of his car and crashed at the intersection of Virginia Manor Road and Muirkirk Road. He was taken to the hospital from that crash scene.”

Nedd is in critical condition but is expected to survive the shooting, police said.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office will review the case to determine whether the owner of Lloyd’s Automotive will be charged in the shooting. The owner has been cooperating with detectives, police said.

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Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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