Three home invasion suspects were shot and killed by the homeowner, who grabbed his shotgun.
The homeowner was also shot and it was reported that he had surgery for his injuries.
The deadly shootout took place in Channelview, Texas.
At the time, there were two residents in the home when they heard strange noises outside.
As one resident hid the other grabbed a shotgun.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said, “It appears there was some gunfire exchanged. The one with the shotgun was able to shoot at the three males and they were all pronounced dead at the scene.”
A fourth suspect may have been involved but fled the scene.
A relative of the homeowner said, “The one good thing, I guess I can say, is that he did have a weapon in order to defend himself.”