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St. Mary's Co. man shot to death during break-in at his home

Friday - 2/8/2013, 7:34am  ET

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Authorities in St. Mary's County say a man is dead after two men broke into his home to rob him.

Officials say two men on Thursday night forced their way inside the St. Inigoes home of 37-year-old Robert L. McDowney and announced a robbery.

One of the men pulled out a gun during the struggle that followed and shot McDowney, who died at the scene. The two men drove off a Ford Fusion.

The county's Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation.

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