In this case he had a firearm, and he defended himself. Burglary suspect shot dead by 79-year-old Center Point homeowner
[The homeowner] told authorities that he was awakened by a noise from his basement and later discovered two people had broken into his house through a window. Croft said he grabbed a gun and shot at the suspects after confronting them at the top of his stairs.
He shot one of the bad-guys inside the basement. The other ran. When he went into his front yard, that 2nd guy shot him in the ankle. A third person was waiting in a car, and the 2 drove off.
Self-defense is a human-right.