MOUNTAIN PINE, Ark. (KTHV) – A store owner in Mountain Pine shot a would-be burglar in the face late Wednesday evening.

Shop owner Sonny Singh said that he got to the Mountain Pine Corner Store around midnight after grabbing some dinner. The store was closed, but he heard alarms going off.

He said that he went inside and saw a man with a gun and some money so he rushed behind the counter and got his shotgun.

Singh says he told the man to drop the gun, but instead he fired a shot. That's when Singh fired back.

The man was taken to a local hospital. The Garland County sheriff says an investigation is underway but released no other details.