A 25-year-old Washington state man picked the wrong house to break into and got killed in the process.

FOX's Gary Baumgarten reports:

Police say it was an 80-year-old Sultan, Washington, woman who protected her husband and her home when the man broke in:

(Ireton) "The suspect enters the house, stabs the male resident of the house, a 75-year-old male. The wife arms herself, shoots the suspect."

Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton says she shot him and killed him. Her husband who was stabbed multiple times in the stomach, was airlifted to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

Gary Baumgarten, FOX News.