Police in Scottsdale, Arizona received a call shortly after midnight from a man saying he had just shot an intruder. When authorities arrived, they found a chaotic scene with two men and a woman home while the intruder was dead on the scene.
According to police reports the two men and a woman were home when the intruder, armed with a handgun, forced his way into the home and "demanded cash and other property".
The resident's fought back and one of the residents grabbed a gun and shot the intruder.
"After the struggle, the individual who broke in received a gunshot wound to the chest and died on scene," said Scottsdale police spokesman Officer David Pubins.
"It's scary stuff, man," neighbor Nick Steward said. "I don't know how you react to something like this. I've never been this close to something like this."