SCHERTZ, Texas – Fearing for his life, a business owner shot a burglary suspect at a Schertz car wash Wednesday morning.

The owner of the Main Street Carwash told police when he arrived at work around 5 a.m. he found a suspect breaking into his business. The suspect was attempting to enter the room where the car wash money vault is located.

Confronting the suspect, the owner said he fired multiple shots. Police were able to apprehend the suspect who attempted to flee on foot.

The suspect was taken to the University Hospital where he awaits surgery for his gunshot wounds.

According to Schertz Police, the incident is still under investigation.