WATCH: Shootout Between Homeowner and Alleged Intruder

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Surveillance video from a Hesperia, California, home shows a shootout Monday morning between a homeowner and an alleged intruder.

ABC 7 reports that homeowner says he awoke to the sound of someone trying to kick in his front door.

The homeowner said, “I see him – he’s trying to kick the door in, demanding to come in. Then I see him pull out a gun.”

The homeowner responded by putting his family in a room away from the front door, then grabbing a gun and running to confront the alleged intruder.

A shootout ensued and the suspect fled the scene:

Hesperia Police reported the alleged intruder, 39-year-old Erick Contreras, was later taken into custody at “a residence in the 18000 block of Albany Street.”

Police have yet to ascertain a motive for the incident.

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