According to the police, an 80-year-old homeowner murdered a would-be armed robber.

In addition to being armed, the intruder, according to investigators, was armed.

In the shooting death of an armed robber at his resident’s home on Thursday, an 80-year-old Michigan man was freed from police custody after authorities ruled that he shot the attacker in self-defense.

A 31-year-old armed intruder broke into the Flint Township, Michigan, home just before 9 p.m., and the elderly man rushed to defend himself and his property.

After confronting and killing the 31-year-old, authorities say the 80-year-old shot and killed him in the home.