The criminal class in Detroit doesn’t appear to be getting any smarter, but it is certainly continuing to get smaller.

Police say a Detroit homeowner opened fire on two home invasion suspects Wednesday morning, fatally wounding one.

Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in.

The male was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Woody says. The female suspect was struck in the leg, transported and listed in critical condition.

The homeowner wasn’t injured.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office is expected to review the incident, but Woody says it appears to be another case of a Detroit homeowner defending his property.

Some folks just can’t learn from the mistakes of others.