A homeowner shot and seriously injured a man who was trying to break into his Triangle home, Prince William County police said.
The incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. in the 3300 block of Dondis Creek Drive, police said.
When an alarm sounded at a home in the 3300 block of Dondis Creek Drive after 10 a.m., the 47-year-old woman inside the home discovered three men trying to break in, grabbed a handgun and confronted the group, according to police.
The three men fled, but one turned and began to approach the woman, who fired the handgun, police said.
A patrol officer responding to the scene saw two men walking in the neighborhood and stopped them, police said. One was suffering a gunshot wound and was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The second man is being questioned.
Police are still searching for the third man.