Armed homeowner thwarts home invaders 7:36 AM CT 07:37 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 From WFAA-TV stafff reports DALLAS — An attempted home invasion ended with what police called an all-out gun battle early Wednesday in a North Dallas residential neighborhood. Police said four heavily-armed men attempted to break into a house in the 9000 block of Woodshore Drive near North Central Expressway and Royal Lane at 2:30 a.m. The homeowner had a gun and opened fire on the suspects. He pursued them as they fled, hitting at least two of them, police said. One was found dead in an SUV several blocks away from the crime scene. Another was taken to Baylor University Medical Center in very critical condition. The homeowner was not hurt. A third suspect was taken into custody and the fourth fled the scene. An AK-47 assault rifle was found near the suspects' vehicle. Police said a gunshot victim who showed up later at Parkland Memorial Hospital may be linked to the home invasion attempt. While investigators said the homeowner was within his legal rights to fire on intruders, he may be subject to charges because he left his property to pursue the robbery suspects in his vehicle. The homeowner, whose name was unavailable, was taken into custody for questioning. No charges had been filed against him. WFAA-TV photojournalist Bryan Titsworth contributed to this report. --- I'm suprised he hasnt been charged yet.