A 36-year-old homeowner in Glynn County, Ga., shot a knife-wielding masked robber several times after the man lured him out of his residence by ringing the doorbell twice.
The incident occurred at around 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to police.
The homeowner told police he heard his doorbell ring but didn’t see anyone outside. A short time later, the doorbell rang again.
He opened the door this time, but he was armed with his .45-cal handgun for his protection,WJXT-TV reports.
As soon as the man stepped onto his porch, a masked man reportedly lunged at him with a knife, according to the Times-Union. The robbery suspect was later identified by police as Anthony Devine.
The homeowner, believing his life was in immediate danger, shot the suspected robber multiple times with his .45-cal pistol. He then ran into his home and called 911.
Police arrived at the scene to find the suspect near the front door with several gunshot wounds to his butt and back.
Devine was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, though his condition was unclear.