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Intruder breaks into home before dawn, physically attacks homeowners. But one victim grabs a gun, shoots intruder, and ends threat.

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Police in Perry Township, Ohio, said they received a call about a burglary in progress at a home in the 5800 block of South Diamond Mill Road around 5 a.m. Tuesday, WHIO-TV reported.

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What happened next?

The suspect — identified only as a man — began assaulting the homeowners after breaking into the residence, the station said, citing Brian Douglas, public information officer for the police department.

With that, one of the homeowners decided to exercise his Second Amendment rights in a big way.

During the altercation, Douglas said one of the homeowner victims retrieved a handgun and shot the intruder, WHIO reported.

The Dayton Daily News said the suspect reportedly was shot four times.

With that, the suspect jumped into a car and drove away from the scene, the station said.

What happened to the homeowners?

The homeowners were taken to a hospital for observational purposes, WHIO said, adding that police do not believe the suspect knows the homeowners.

The station added that homeowner Raymond Issacs was fighting with the intruder — and Isaacs told WHIO the intruder said something off the wall to him during their altercation.

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"While he was beatin' on me, he said that I raped his brother," Issacs told the station. "I'm just like, 'Dude, I don't know what you're talkin' about.'"

What happened to the suspect?

Police around 7 a.m. found the suspect — naked and suffering from a gunshot wound — in the area of Old Dayton Road and North Lutheran Church Road, which is about six miles south of where the reported burglary and assault took place, WHIO reported.

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The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but Douglas told the station that his condition was not known.

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