An 11-year-old Alabama boy shot a home intruder in the leg and said he cried like a “little baby.”
Chris Gaither was alone in his home Wednesday when an intruder allegedly broke in and began threatening to kill him. So Gaither got a nine-millimeter and put a bullet in the intruder’s leg, WPTV reports.
Gaither said he gave the intruder fair warning.
“I told him I was going to kill him with a gun if he didn’t get out of my house,” Gaither told WVTM13.
The man left the home carrying a hamper ,but Gaither still fired 12 full-metal jacket bullets. The last of the shots pierced a hamper the man was carrying and hit him in the leg.
Gaither had a message for the intruder afterward.
“I hope you learn your lesson coming to this house trying to steal stuff.”
A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation of self-defense shootings between July 2014 and July 2015 found that hundreds of potential victims were saved by gun-toting Americans. As in Wednesday’s shooting, the analysis found that gun carriers were able to defend themselves usually without killing the invader. Of 217 suspects in the analysis, 148 perpetrators survived their encounter with a gun carrier, whether they took a gunshot wound or simply fled. The other 69 were killed, so more than half the suspects involved survived.
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