An armed homeowner in DeKalb County, Georgia shot at two intruders in his house last Friday afternoon, killing one and sending the other one running.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the homeowner was home at the Fairington Ridge Condominiums in Lithonia with his four-year-old son when he heard a knock on the door. The man told police he didn’t recognize the two men knocking, so he went upstairs with his son.

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Seconds later, the father heard the suspects kick in the front door and enter the home. He grabbed his son and hid in a closet while the intruders went through the house stealing valuables.

Eventually, the two intruders opened the closet door. That’s when the father — who had armed himself by this point — opened fire, killing one of the suspects. The other suspect fled the scene.

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As the AJC notes, the area had been hit with a string of burglaries recently. The homeowner is not likely to face charges for the shooting.

“Two guys went into the wrong home and they were met by a home owner protecting himself and a 4-year-old,” DeKalb County Police Chief Dr. Cedric L. Alexander told Channel 2.

The second suspect is still on the run.

[h/t to NRA News]

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