Looks like this guy was lucky the homeowner did not decide to ventilate him.
Homeowner showed 'amazing restraint,' didn't shoot burglar
I don't like to Monday morning quarterback a DGU. However, without more information I think the better course of action would have been to get the family to a safe room and wait there with the gun pointed at the door until police arrived. But hey, it ended well, so what the hell do I know?