An armed thug made a fatal mistake when he broke into the home of a brave Indianapolis homeowner.
The homeowner has described fighting for his life against an armed intruder as something out of “a movie.”
When the armed crook broke into the property on Tuesday night, homeowner Brent Smith wrestled away the burglar’s gun and shot him dead with it.
Smith told FOX59 Indianapolis that a masked man broke into his home just before 7 p.m.
He revealed that the suspect smacked him in the head with a gun during the attempted robbery.
However, Smith refused to play the victim and said he fought back against the criminal.
During the struggle, Smith said he ended up crashing through a glass table with the suspect.
“It was like a movie, me and him wrestling over the gun,” Smith said.
Thankfully, Smith managed to get the upper hand and grabbed the weapon before putting an end to the robbery.
Smith told the outlet that he shot the would-be robber with his own gun.
He said he then heard what sounded like “thousands of gunshots” from outside.
The homeowner was unaware that the burglar had more armed thugs as backup waiting outside.
Smith said he exchanged gunfire with additional suspects outside.
He said he first used the intruder’s gun and then his own before the suspects drove away.
The gunfire had damaged the home’s front door and shattered the windows of a parked car in the street.
Police responded to the home and found the suspected intruder, identified as 22-year-old Damon Swanigan Jr., dead on the front step, the station reported.
Smith told the station that he had acted in self-defense and was just trying to survive the ordeal.
“That doesn’t make no sense man,” he said of killing the intruder.
“I didn’t want to do that.
“I don’t know his intention, but I didn’t want to be shot.
“That’s just all there is to it.”
Police initially took Smith in for questioning but later released him without any charges.
No details were immediately provided about the suspects who fled the scene.