SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A possible armed home robbery in Stockton on Tuesday morning turned into a shooting between the resident and the robbers, according to the Stockton Police Department. 

Salvador Cervantes said he got an alarming phone call around 5:30 Tuesday morning.

“My son calls and says, ‘Hey dad, there’s two guys waiting for you. Don’t come out, do not come out,” Cervantes recalled.

Cervantes said his son was on his way to work when he spotted at least three would-be home invaders outside his father’s home. He said his family is lucky to be alive following the ambush.

“They were ready to do what they needed to do. They were going to kill us and take whatever we have,” Cervantes said.

After his son saw the men with guns, his son returned to his own house to grab his gun and then opened fire on them. 

“There was guys hopping the fence and telling my son, ‘I’m going to kill you motherf*****.’ And kept shooting at him, and my son well, he shot. He shot him back and he hit him,” Cervantes said.

Neighbors surveillance cameras captured the men trying to escape. 

“He grabbed him threw him up the fence, and then he jumped the fence and picked him up and took him out and at the same time they were calling for the other guy,” Cervantes said.

Video shows one of the three suspects who were shot crawling to the get-away car. Cervantes estimates at least 20 shots were fired, and he said miraculously his son wasn’t hit.

“I’m glad that God put him on the spot that he put him in and didn’t allow him to get hit. I’m very thankful,” Cervantes said. “He’s practically a hero. Otherwise at this moment I wouldn’t be talking to you. I’d be dead together with all the family that we have inside.”

Cervantes sells jewelry at a local flea market and believes that’s why he was targeted. Ten years ago, his father was shot and killed.

“We’ve been targeted for years with the robberies,” Cervantes said.

Police have arrested 19-year-old Kailen Guy, and two other suspects are in the hospital.

“I hope they keep him arrested and that way they don’t continue hurting you or me or anybody else,” Cervantes said.

He said, while his son is shaken up, he won’t be run out of his own neighborhood. 

“We don’t know why I’m still here, but I’m very, very happy I’m still here,” Cervantes said. “And we’re gonna continue going until God decides to take us.”

Authorities said it remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Stockton police.