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Resident shoots man who police say kicked open the door to his southwest Atlanta home

It happened around 8:20 p.m. at a home off Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in southwest Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police say a homeowner shot a man who kicked open the door to his home late Sunday night.

It happened around 8:20 p.m. at a home off  Joseph E Lowery Boulevard in southwest Atlanta.

When police arrived, they located the man with a gunshot wound. They said the resident remained on scene and is not facing charges.

"The male resident stated he was unsure of the intruding male’s intent and discharged a firearm as a result," police said in a statement. 

The suspect was transported to the hospital and his condition is unknown.