PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police say a man was shot and killed while trying to commit an armed robbery at a home in the city’s Lawncrest neighborhood.

Police were called to the home in the 6100 block of Reach Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday for a report of shots fired. Once there, officers found a 35-year old man who had been shot twice by the homeowner.

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Chief Inspector Scott Small says the masked man had entered the home, armed with a gun, and tried to rob the residence, but that’s when the 27-year-old homeowner grabbed his own gun and jumped to action.

“(He) fired at least four shots at the 35-year-old who was committing the robbery, striking (him) at least two times, once in the neck and once in the chest. The 35-year-old collapsed and dropped his handgun by his feet.”

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Small says emergency responders tried to revive the suspect, but he was pronounced dead a little after midnight.

The homeowner and four other people inside the house at the time were taken in by police for interviews.

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Authorities believe that some drugs and money found in the basement of the home may have been the target of the robbery.