An 11-year-old Alabama boy mocked a home intruder after shooting him at his Talladega, Alabama home. Chris Gaither spoke out about his quick thinking actions and called out the intruder for "crying like a little baby."
"I told him I was going to kill him if he didn't get out of my house," Gaither told WVTM13 as he described how he was home alone on the morning of 27 April when a man broke into his home. Gaither told reporters when his dogs began to wag their tail, he grabbed a knife to prepare for the intruder and Gaither warned him four times to leave the home.
Guthier said the suspect then went upstairs and appeared later with a 38mm gun. "That's when I told him that I was going to shoot him if he didn't leave the house right now," the boy said. That's when he grabbed a 9mm hand gun, he told reporters.
"When he was coming down the stairs, that's when he told me he was going to kill me, f*** you and all that," he said. According to WTHR, the intruder made it to the home's front door with a hamper in hand when Gaither began shooting him.
After firing 12 shots, the boy finally shot the intruder in the leg as he attempted to jump a fence. "I shot through the hamper he was carrying," the 11-year-old said. "It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby."
Gaither continued: "When I pulled the gun out on him, I guess he didn't think it was a real gun because he didn't worry about it. He just kept on walking." Although authorities have not released the name of the suspect, Gaither's mother confirmed he had broken into and stolen things from their family home before. However, the family does not know the man personally.
WTHR reported the boy credits his step father for his ability to shoot. "I hope you learn your lesson coming to this house, trying to steal stuff, he said.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital and his condition is unknown. According to WVTM13, the suspect is expected to survive and will likely face charges.