KENNEFICK -

A man is in the hospital after he was shot in the face in Liberty County.  

It happened just before 11 p.m. Monday at a home in the 150 block of Riverview Drive in the Plaza subdivision.

Deputies said there was an argument between a homeless man and a homeowner.

Officials said at one point the homeowner was being beaten so badly that he got his shotgun and fired.

Deputies said the shell hit the homeless man in the face. He was transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.

No word yet if the man who pulled the trigger will face charges.