Did he think he was in New Jersey? This happened in Texas. Burglary suspect shot by Beaumont homeowner.
How would you respond to an uninvited guest at 2:30 in the morning? First thing this homeowner did was call 911 to report someone trying to break in.
While Officers were in route, police dispatch received a second call from the homeowner, who advised he had shot someone who was breaking into his home.
The miscreant who got shot was taken by EMS to a local hospital, and then by the cops to the county lockup, where he was charged with burglary.
Self-defense is a human-right, and in Texas, it is also your legal right.