A southwest Iowa man who faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of an Omaha man is now claiming he fired in self defense.

Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Hyde told police he fired a shot into the ceiling and then the floor because he felt 44-year-old Robert Chapin was threatening a ten-year-old girl inside his home just east of Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs.

In Iowa, a homeowner can use deadly force against an intruder but prosecutors say the circumstances don’t fit the criteria of the state’s Castle Doctrine.

Chapin had been invited into the house by the girl’s mother.