A Colquitt County man got into a shootout defending his property.
A homeowner on Kendalwood Church Road saw a man breaking into his truck.
When he confronted the man,the crook jumped back in his car and sped away.
The homeowner chased him, and that's when deputies say Justin Howard shot at him, the homeowner did shoot back.
Howard was also connected to other car thefts in the area that night.