- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Montgomery County police have arrested a Poolesville man who rang a man’s doorbell, waited for an answer, forced his way through the door and shot the victim in his own home.

DeAngelo Jackson, 19, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault and several firearms-related charges last week, police said.

Police said officers responded to the 8500 block of Victory Lane in Potomac at 11:42 p.m. on April 8 after Mr. Jackson, armed with a gun, rang the doorbell of the 21-year-old male victim and his roommate.

The victim tried to close the door on Mr. Jackson when he saw the gun, but Mr. Jackson forcefully pushed his way through the door, shot the victim inside the house, then fled the scene, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Mr. Jackson is being held without bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 11.