As a robber forced his way into a Grand Prairie, Texas, home around 1:15 a.m. Monday, the homeowner grabbed a gun and shot the robber, police told the Dallas Morning News.
The robber fled in a vehicle before police arrived, the paper said.
A few minutes later, the robber — identified as 20-year-old Rayme Castilleja — was suffering from a gunshot wound and was dropped off at a hospital, police told the Morning News.
Castilleja — who specifically targeted the home — died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the Star-Telegram reported, citing the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.
What happened to the homeowner?
No charges have been filed against the homeowner, the Morning News said, adding that the homeowner's identity was not released.
The Star-Telegram said the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.
When the investigation is complete, police will refer the case to a grand jury, the Morning News said.