A would-be burglar is in the hospital after an 11-year-old boy shot the alleged crook in the leg, preventing his family's home from being robbed.
Chris Gaither was all alone when a man broke into the Talladega, Alabama, home. The young man, who told WVTM-TV that his stepfather taught him how to use a firearm, grabbed a 9mm handgun and reportedly warned the criminal of his intent to use the weapon. "I told him I was going to kill him if he didn't get out of my house," Gaither said.
"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 added.
The intruder got past the boy and attempted to leave the property as the young man started shooting. Gaither's first 11 shots missed the fleeing robber. However, his 12th and final shot hit the mark.
"It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby," said the smiling youngster.
Police have not released the identity of the alleged intruder.
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