The homeowner was outside his house around 9 p.m. when Darlanski Sherrill, 22, forced him inside at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him, Charlotte Observer reports. During the struggle, the homeowner was able to get his hands on his own gun and a firefight broke out.
The homeowner fired at Sherrill and hit him at least once. Sherrill returned fire as he ran out of the house. At least five shots were fired in total.