Jeff Powers and his wife told police they were awakened by noises coming from their backyard. Police say they saw a man in their backyard, who forced his way inside the residence in the 6100 block of Del Monte, near River Oaks.
Firefighters pronounced him dead at the scene.
Apparently the intruder suffered from severe lead allergies
Powers and his wife opened fire on the suspect and he was struck by at least one bullet.