Burglar shot by 11-year-old who was home alone

TALLADEGA, AL (WCMH) – An 11-year-old boy shot a burglar during a break-in attempt.

Chris Gaither was home along Wednesday when he says he heard a noise. It was apparent that someone was trying to break in.

Fearing for his life, he tells WVTM he grabbed a 9mm handgun.

“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 intruder started walking toward the front door, carrying a hamper full of property.

That’s when Gaither opened fire.

“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 are investigating and the name of the suspect has not been released. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.

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