A local man thwarted what appeared to be an attempted home burglary after he opened fire at one of the suspects, officials said.

Bell County sheriff's deputies and Killeen police officers responded to an emergency call from a residence in the 600 block of Shaw Lane, located south of Killeen, just after 1:58 a.m. Monday morning.

At the scene, officers discovered one male in the front yard who had been shot in the arm, according to a statement from the sheriff's department.

Officials said a resident of the home was woken by members of his family, who told him that someone was attempting to break into the house. As the resident walked to the kitchen, the power to the house was cut off.

Someone kicked in the back door and and entered the house, and the resident fired two shots towards the intruder, according to a news release from Bell County Sheriff's Department.

As the first suspect was entering the back door, a second suspect was attempting to force his way in through the front door. The second suspect fled when the resident approached him.

Killeen Fire Department EMS took the subject who had been shot to Scott & White Hospital in Temple with non-life threatening injuries. The second suspect was found later, and is being interviewed by investigators, officials said.

The incident is still under investigation, and no arrests have been made, according to the sheriff's office.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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