It was a frightening morning for Pastor Anthony Jobe of Fort Worth after confronting a man breaking into his home.
"Kind of after that I just did what I had to do because he came on in at that point", Jobe said.
What the pastor did was grab his handgun and began firing at the intruder.
"That`s unfortunate a shooting pastor I know but I shoot more as hobby and I like to go to the gun range but this is unfortunate that it happened like this but you got to do what you got to do to protect your family", Jobe said.
The suspect was wounded. But this could have been much worse. On Sunday, a Dallas man was shot and killed while trying to protect his family after intruders broke in.
Jobe is thankful the man he shot is still alive.
"He just needs to have a serious reflection on his life and what he`s doing because somebody could have killed him", Jobe said.
Had the man died, Jobe would still have legal protections because of the Texas Castle Doctrine which gives homeowners the right to use deadly force to protect their own property.
But in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, State Senator Royce West wants to see some changes to the way shootings that fall under the doctrine are investigated in Texas.
"If there is a shooting where someone dies, I don't want the police department to be in a position where they end up having to be the judge and the jury", West said.
West would like to see the cases go to a grand jury.
"Let that grand jury hear the evidence and make a determination whether or not it was justifiable homicide."
West says the one thing he is not trying to do is scrap the Castle Doctrine.
"The reality is is that if someone invades my home and I have to make a choice whether or not I'm going to use my weapon. I'm going to use my weapon to protect my family", West said.
West says he will sponsor a bill during the legislative session next year that outlines the changes he wants to see made to the Castle Doctrine.