dhskiskdferh OP t1_j4qxwaw wrote

While there isn’t a duty to retreat, you are not authorized to use deadly force unless your life is in danger. Also you are to give warnings to the intruder and demand they leave before firing.

It seems like the homeowner did not do that. Personally, I don’t think a jury is going to scrutinize the extent to which you tried to reason with an intruder as much as the law seems to instruct though