Texas Sheriff: Homeowner's Gun Key to Saving His and Wife's Lives from Home Invaders

Two men invaded the home of a Maypearl, TX family today. Maypearl is in Ellis County, south of Dallas. Only the wife was home. She spotted the men trying to break in, called her husband, who came home, retrieved the family gun, and confronted the two invaders.  A shootout ensued, the man wounded one of the invaders, and then the invaders apparently killed themselves.

The Ellis County sheriff's department spokesman, Lt. James Saulter, said "It's another reason that we're good with our homeowners being armed. I believe there would've been a different outcome if they hadn't been armed. Our suspects were heavily armed."

The homeowners will face no charges.