Don Lutz was home at about 1:30 a.m. when two intruders broke into the house and confronted him.
“I just fired one. It was in the dark. He attacked me and he was up close and I shot him,” Lutz said. “They jumped me and we both went on the floor. I scuffled with them on the floor and the one guy rolled over dead.”
Lutz, who keeps his gun under his pillow, said the second intruder ran away after the shooting.
Police believe he may have been targeted and have responded to similar calls from the address in the past.
“God is with me tonight,” Lutz told WPXI, adding that the altercation left him a little sore, but he has no regrets about the shooting.