A Washington state man wasn’t about to let an intruder follow through with his apparent plans to burgle the homeowner’s abode, and pulled out every stop possible to thwart the intruder’s plan.

What happened?

A homeless man broke into a Washington state man’s home on Friday, according to

The homeless man purportedly broke into the homeowner’s home via the kitchen, where the homeowner was waiting with his wife. After the homeless man entered the victim’s home, the victim struck the suspect with a piece of wood in the kitchen. When that didn’t stop the suspect, the victim then turned to his trusty firearm and shot the intruder squarely in the chest.

Authorities responded to the scene after the homeowners phoned for help and reported a burglary in progress. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries. He is expected to live, and will face charges of first-degree residential burglary.

The homeowner is not expected to face any charges, according to the station.

What else?

In a Facebook post, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office detailed the incident.

The post read, “TCSO Patrol and ISD on scene of shooting at residence on Tennis Court SW.
Preliminary investigation reveals adult male home owner shot transient Burglar suspect once in the chest as the Suspect attacked him within the kitchen of the home.”

“The suspect was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the chest and is expected to survive based on the latest known condition,” the post continued. “Patrol was first dispatched to the home today at 12:32pm via a 911 call from the home owners reporting the Burglar and subsequent activity.”

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