The sleeping resident was woken around 1030pm last night after hearing a strange noise in the downstairs of his home in the 1900 block of Montrose Street in South Philadelphia.
After finding an open window on the first floor of his two story row home, the resident started to search the rest of the property from top to bottom, and was startled to find a male hunched up in the corner of a spare bedroom.
The resident pulled his gun and a violent struggle ensued between the robber and resident. During the struggle the robber was shot.
The burglar, a male in his 30’s, was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The homeowner was not injured and will probably not face charges.