TALLADEGA, Ala. — An 11-year-old boy who was home alone shot and injured a burglar, causing the suspect to “cry like a little baby.”
WVTM reported that it happened Wednesday morning after somebody broke inside a home in Talladega, Alabama.
Chris Gaither, 11, heard a noise and grabbed a nine-millimeter hand gun.
“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 started firing at the suspect, who made it out the front door with a hamper in his hand.
“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.”
The injured suspect was taken to a hospital. Police have not released his name. The boy’s mother said the suspect has robbed them before and they don’t know him personally.