Four armed teens, apparently intent on robbing someone, ran across a guy sitting in his driveway.
Perfect target, right? Not so much.
As reported by Houston's KPRC, not only was their chosen target a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was also armed at the time.
Alexander Borrego told KPRC as soon as one of the teens put a gun to his head, he reacted instinctively:
One came alongside, through here, and next thing I knew I had a gun to the back of my head.
They told me to get up, so, I stood up.
My garage door was open so, my main concern was my family at that point.
Borrego said, thinking about his wife and children:
As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head.
I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys.
Yeah, it was on.
He shot the armed assailant, who is expected to survive, twice — once in the chest, and once in the leg.
Borrego isn't jubilant about what happened, but he's glad he took action:
Sad, but I had my pistol on me and thank God for that.
His wife also thanked God for his quick response:
You hear about stuff like this all the time, but never think it would happen to you.
This could have ended terrible for my family and I, but I think God, everyone watching over us and Alexander Borrego for stopping them from coming inside.
I am so proud of you babe.
Video of Borrego's comments is below.