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Video: Dallas homeowner in shootout with attempted armed robbers

 A Dallas homeowner found himself in the middle of a shootout with attempted armed robbers.

A Dallas homeowner found himself in the middle of a shootout with attempted armed robbers.  (FOX 4 News)

A Dallas homeowner found himself in the middle of a shootout with attempted armed robbers Saturday morning.

Terry Morgan was fast asleep in his Oak Cliff home on Lea Crest Drive when he was startled from bed by a rattling noise at his front door.

When he looked  at his home security monitor he saw two men at his front door, one of them armed.

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"I immediately jumped up, and grabbed my weapon, and came here and aimed my weapon towards the door because I thought they were on their way in," said Morgan.

He peeked through his front window, making a noise that startled the would-be burglars.

"So they started to shoot, BOOM! They were shooting as they were retreating to a vehicle that was waiting six feet from my driveway," he said.

That's when he shot back, engaging in a tense shootout with the group trying to break into his home.

"I put it through the bar and I fired. BOOM! So then he started to return fire," he said.

Morgan says he saw five people jump into a car and drive away. Security cameras only caught three of them -- the first one who knocked on the door to see if anyone was home and two more using a crowbar to try to get in.

"I don't want to shoot anyone's kid. What are you doing riding at 4:30 in the morning, trying to break into somebody's house. You are going to get killed," he said.

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