A burglar apparently thought no one was home when he tried to break in to an East Point, Georgia home this morning, apparently smashing through the back door with a shovel. Unfortunately for the would-be thief, the homeowner was both present and armed:

A man shot and killed a burglar who forced his way into a home in south Fulton County Tuesday morning, according to police.

East Point Police spokesman Cliff Chandler said the shooting happened on Mount Vernon Drive at about 10 a.m.

Police said the burglar tried to enter the back door of the home. The homeowner heard the commotion and then opened fire.