On Oct. 11, at approximately 9 a.m. a homeowner at a residence in the 18000 block of River Road in Poolesville called the Emergency Communications Center. While on the phone with ECC, the homeowner fired at the individual, who had made entry into the residence, striking and killing him. Montgomery County Fire Rescue and 1st District officers responded to the scene.
The dead man was identified as Harry Trueman Powell, age 34, of Washington, D.C.
It appeared that Powell had been sleeping in the basement of the residence for some time without the homeowner’s permission, according to police reports. The homeowner did not know Powell, and this is an isolated incident, police said.
No criminal charges will be filed against the homeowner, according to police.