Sensing something was wrong, the two friends come into the house armed. One friend is shot and injured, but he still manages to shoot and kill one of the goblins.
A bullet pierced the back door and one hit a car window, leaving glass on the ground. And then one shot struck Mark's friend, but he managed to fire back, killing one of the robbery suspects, 29-year-old Jevis Rogers, a Columbia man who's been in prison many times for several crimes including burglary. [The homeowner's] friend won't be charged in Rogers' death.Revenge may be an issue.
Meanwhile, the other robbery suspect is still on the loose, leaving Mark on alert.
The homeowner is happy that it worked out as it did, since his kids were in the house (they were not injured). Defense of self, or defense of a friend - it still works.
It is important to note that "doing what the bad guys wanted" or "giving them what they wanted" was no guarantee that bad things wouldn't happen later. Saying so is nothing more than wishful thinking. All too many people are killed in home invasion robberies.