A Montgomery County man shot and wounded a burglary suspect inside his home Saturday morning, the county police said.

Police said the homeowner heard sounds about 2:10 a.m. from the basement of his house in the 11700 block of Tall Pines Drive in t he Germantown area.

Suspecting a burglary, he went to the basement with a gun and found two strangers, police said. When one of them threatened to kill him, he fired twice, apparently hitting the one who made the threat, according to police.

After authorities arrived, officers found a wounded 19-year-old man in the back yard, police said.

The 19-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, police said

Police said the description of the second suspect was unconfirmed.

No names were released, and police said they are still investigating.