POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:42pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:50pm
SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say a homeowner has survived being shot in the face during a gunfight that left one intruder dead and another critically wounded.
The incident began around 5 a.m. Wednesday when someone knocked on door of the house, the homeowner heard noises near the garage and he got his shotgun.
Sgt. J.R. Fiste says two intruders, including one with an assault rifle, were in the kitchen when they were confronted by the homeowner. Shots were exchanged.
Police say one suspect was dead at the scene. The other wounded intruder ran outside to a vehicle and his waiting girlfriend drove him to a hospital. She's been taken into custody.
Police say a bullet went through the homeowner's cheek and he's hospitalized in stable condition but should recover.