Created: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:25:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:29:48 EST
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Police say a man was shot when he tried to stop three men from stealing his dogs out of his yard.
Investigators say the men were in the victim's backyard on Oakbrook Village Road trying to take his pit bulls.
The homeowner was shot when he went outside to stop the suspects. He is expected to survive his injuries. Police say the suspects fled the scene on foot.