He armed himself with a gun and went to see what it was, which is when he found a man later identified as Robert Bartley crouching in his kitchen with what looked like a knife, he told police. Bartley “came at” him, saying he was going to kill him. So the resident shot and killed Bartley, according to police.
Bartley, 28, has faced criminal charges in the past, and was found guilty of breaking and entering in 2010, according to online court records.
The man who shot Bartley will not be charged and he won’t be identified by police, Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier said.