I was laying down to bed when I heard rustling noise out back near my back door. I grab my G22 and head that way with my flashlight to see whats going on. Not sure if its an intruder or an animal on/under the back deck. As I am about to round the corner to the back stairs i hear some one walking up them. They yell that its the police. I yell back that I'm the homeowner and I have a gun. They tell the me to put it down. I comply as i now see them in police gear. They clear my firearm and do a sweep of the home. They say the neighbor called because I used my flashlight to go to the bathroom instead of of turning on the house lights. (I did and can understand the concern) The officers take my info and are on their way. I went to the neighbors house and thanked him for looking out for me. I wont be using my flashlight to navigate my house anymore. Other than that what else could/should I have done? Looking back I could have identified myself sooner. I can only imagine the consequences if the police would have rounded the corner before our verbal exchange. We would have been muzzle to muzzle in the hallway.