Police: Man shot dead in possible 'self-defense'

A husband and wife are in the hospital following a terrifying encounter with a gunman. Police said the husband stepped in to save his wife after a man shot her in the arm, then the husband shot and killed the gunman possibly in self-defense. 

Investigators said the shootings happened Sunday afternoon in a home on Donnebrook Lane in southeast Atlanta.

Investigators said one of the renters inside the home argued with a woman and threatened to kill her. Police said he shot her in the arm. Her husband then charged at the gunman and was shot as well. 

Police said the husband managed to wrestle the gun away, and fired at the gunman; he then burst through a window, and died in the backyard. 

The husband and wife were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. All parties were between their late 30's to 50's. 

Police tell FOX 5 that the incident has been officially classified as a felon killed by a private citizen and that no charges will be filed.

No word on the identity of the gunman.