The homeowner actually stopped a crime spree. (Probably) The injured guy is a suspect in a break-in at a bank. As police were searching around the bank, another crime was occurring.
[Lt. A.J. Randell of the Hawkins Police Department] said the elderly homeowner was watching television in his living room when he and saw a man trying to enter through a window. The man grabbed a shotgun and shot through the window, Randell said.The goblin was found across the street with a gunshot wound from a 410 shotgun.
The homeowner had been a victim in the past, so he keeps a gun handy. It came in handy this day.
The injured guy will face charges when he gets out of the hospital. (A shotgun blast to the left shoulder... he will probably be in there for a while.)
Self-defense is a human right.