According to police, the incident occurred at 2:25 p.m. in the Westbury section of Houston, KHOU reported. Police said the homeowner was in his garage when he was approached by a man who said he intended to rob him, KTRK reported.
The homeowner told police he wrestled the gun away from the would-be robber and fired it, wounding the assailant, KPRC reported. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the television station reported.
Police said they found two guns at the scene, but believe both belonged to the robber, according to KHOU. According to police, rounds were fired from both weapons.
After an investigation, police took the homeowner in for questioning, the television station reported.
Police said evidence will be forwarded to the district attorney to see if any charges should be filed, KPRC reported.