In Louisville, Ky, a woman was home alone about 3:30 in the afternoon when two men tried to break into her home.
And in Corpus Christi, Tx. it was 3 AM when a couple heard knocking on the front door.
The son of the homeowner described what happened between his mother and the attempted burglars.
"They busted the back window out, and that's when she stepped out of the hallway and let one shot go and hit somebody, and obviously she got him," said Bruce Haddix, whose mother shot the man.
Even though the homeowner is OK, Haddix says the whole incident has her shaken. He added that he's thankful he had his mom learn how to shoot a gun and purchase one about a year and a half ago, because the outcome could have been much different here Friday.
LMPD says no charges will be filed against the homeowner. The surviving suspect, 23-year-old Aaron McDuffie, has been charged with murder and burglary.
The homeowners, a husband and wife did not recognize the man and did not answer. Instead, police say the couple grabbed a gun. The suspect went to the back of the home and was able to gain entry through an unlocked door.
Police say when the suspect got inside, the homeowner shot him.
The burglary suspect, who police say is in his 20's was shot in the torso and taken to the hospital.