It was a tense situation early Wednesday at the San Fernando Valley home of actor and former BET host Terrence Jenkins, better known as “Terrence J.”

With an alarm going off and a woman locked in her bedroom waiting for police to rescue her, fearing she was about to be the victim of a home invasion, the actor was being chased less than a mile away by a crew of “follow-home” robbers who were shooting at him.

The real-life drama played out on the streets of Sherman Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles, just before 3 a.m., according to police. Jenkins and a passenger were returning from Hollywood and pulled up to his home when they suddenly found themselves blocked in by an SUV filled with masked men, police said.

One of them ordered the actor out of the car at gunpoint but Jenkins managed to drive off, police said. The suspects followed — and at least one began shooting at Jenkins’ vehicle, according to police. No injuries were reported.

When Jenkins spotted a California Highway Patrol car, he flagged police down for help.