Two men are facing charges for an alleged attempted robbery in Whiting that included an exchange of gunfire.

The attempted robbery happened on the Gardner Lake Road in Whiting on Sunday. Police say two men attempted to rob a homeowner at gunpoint. The homeowner also had a firearm and shot at the pair as they fled. The suspects allegedly fired back. The homeowner was able to identify one of the suspects to police.

Kristopher Preston and Richard Guptill, both age 28 and from Roques Bluffs, were arrested Sunday night. Guptill was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg before being taken to Washington County Jail. Preston is being held in Hancock County.