TALLADEGA, Ala. — An 11-year-old Alabama boy says he opened fire with a gun and wounded a man suspected of breaking into his home.
Chris Gaither tells WVTM-TV he was home alone in Talladega on Wednesday when he heard a noise and realized someone else was inside.
“When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Gaither said.
The boy says he grabbed a 9mm handgun and an armed male intruder threatened to kill him. Gaither says he followed the man outside and started shooting as the intruder fled with a clothes hamper.
Gaither says he wounded the man in the leg with his 12th and final shot.
“I shot through the hamper he was carrying,” Gaither said. “It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby.”
Police haven’t released any details on the case but say they are investigating. WVTM reports the man was treated for his wound at a hospital.