The Nye County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner in Pahrump shot an armed intruder who was wanted for violating their parole.

On Thursday, December 15, at around 9:30 p.m., Nye County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the 6000 block of East Kellogg Road for a report of a shooting.

During their investigation, deputies learned 48-year-old Shawn Richard of Pahrump had unlawfully entered a home.

During the invasion, the homeowner, who was armed with a firearm shot and critically injured Richard as he attempted to enter the bedroom of the home.

Richard was transported to a nearby hospital.

The Sheriff's Office says Richard was in possession of a shotgun that was stolen from a home invasion the previous night. 

Richard was wanted at the time for probation violation.

Richard faces new charges of Home Invasion, Grand Larceny of a Firearm, Burglary and Prohibited Person in possession of a firearm.