A man visiting his mother shot and killed a 41-year-old man trying to break into the Akron home early Saturday morning, police say.

The resident called police to report a man trying to break into her home in the 600 block of Wyandot Avenue shortly after midnight. The resident’s 36-year-old son struggled to keep the man from coming in the back door. The resident grabbed a handgun and gave it to her son, who shot the intruder, police say.

The two men continued to struggle and the son shoved the man out of the house and fired another shot. Police found the man in the backyard, where he was pronounced dead, police say.

“Send an ambulance,” the upset resident told a dispatcher in a 911 call. “My son had to shoot him!”

The woman told the dispatcher that the doorbell rang and she went to the front door, while her son went to the back door. She said the man kept trying to break in and her son shouted at him, “Get out of here!” and “Get off my mom’s property!” but he didn’t listen.

She said neither of them knew the man.

“Wow!” she said. “Oh, my God!”

No charges have been filed. The shooting remains under investigation.

The incident could end up resulting in no charges. Under Ohio’s Castle doctrine, homeowners may use deadly force to protect themselves against an intruder.

The victim’s name is being withheld by authorities pending positive identification and family notifications.