He told Channel 2 Action News he first encountered the three men after one held a gun to his head and demanded money.
Meija said he was just hoping the slightest noise he made would wake his boss up who was sleeping in a different room.
And wake she did.
“I was in my room and she just started firing,” Meija told Channel 2.
The homeowner fired off several rounds that left Antonio Leeks, 28, of Atlanta dead. The other two intruders got away, but not before one of them fired a shot.
They are still on the run.
Descriptions of the alleged gunmen were released Wednesday and clear video showing the home invasion was released Thursday.
Police told Channel 2 they’ve gotten tips, but so far they’ve led to nowhere.