Originally Posted by C0untZer0
I don't know MD specifically but I can't imagine it's that much different from the majority of other states. If an armed intruder breaks into your house you are justified in shooting him.
There have been cases in court where people who shot other people who were armed were convicted, because when they shot there was no way they could have known the other party was armed. Remember, the OP said the police
found that the 18-year old was armed. He didn't report seeing the gun either while the punk was knocking on the door or when the punk was in the back yard.