Man shot in face at MontCo park

A man was shot in the face at a park in Aspen Hill, according to authorities. Police responded to reports of a shooting at North Gate Park, located at 14100 Connecticut Ave., and found the victim at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Montgomery County police spokeswoman Britta Thomas. Maryland-National Capital Park Police spokesman Lt. Bill Kellogg said the man was shot in the cheek and was found somewhere deep within the park. He was transported to a local hospital, and his condition is unknown, Kellogg said Tuesday evening. Police were looking for a suspect, Thomas said.

Police: Barricaded P.G. man tried to kill self

A 24-year-old man who was wanted for kidnapping his estranged wife was taken to the hospital after he barricaded himself in an Adelphi apartment and tried to kill himself, Prince George's County police said. U.S. marshals were trying to serve arrest warrants on Carlos Pierola at his apartment on the 1800 block of Greenwich Wood Drive at about 10:20 p.m. Monday. But Pierola forced his way into an adjacent apartment and barricaded himself, police said. At about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, officers heard sounds that indicated that Pierola was in distress. Police entered the apartment and took life-saving measures to save Pierola, who they said was trying to commit suicide. Pierola was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Home invasion leaves resident wounded

A man was shot during a robbery at his Fort Washington home, police said. About 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, two people forced their way into home on the 9100 block of Loughran Road and demanded property. The victim was then shot during the confrontation, and the robbers fled the scene, taking an undetermined amount of money and jewelry. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released, police said.

- Ben Giles and Naomi Jagoda