A Tulsa man shot a suspected burglar several times after he found him lurking around in his home on Monday, according to police.
Charles Sweeny told KJRH-TV he went for a walk on Monday prior to the incident. When he returned, he immediately sensed something wasn’t right.
After realizing his top dresser drawer was open, Sweeny said he retrieved his firearm — just moments before he saw a man standing in his bedroom doorway.
The homeowner opened fire, shooting several rounds at the intruder before calling the police.
“I didn’t even hesitate. I had the gun in my hand, flicked off the safety, got my finger on the trigger and I started shooting him in the chest,” he said.
“I’m not going to talk to [the criminal]…I’m just going to start launching lead,” he later added.
The suspected burglar, who police have not identified, was taken to the hospital for his injuries. The suspect “will not be arrested or charged until he is discharged from the hospital,” KJRH-TV reports.
For any other criminals thinking about breaking into someone’s home, Sweeny said stories like his should be a lesson.
“There are well over 200 million guns in this country. You have a very good chance of getting shot.”