(WVTM) Chris Gaither, 11, was home alone Wednesday morning when he heard a noise.
Someone had broken into his Talladega, Alabama home and walked upstairs.
Gaither said he was scared, but wanted to be prepared so he 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 intruder made it out the front door with a hamper in hand.
That's when Gaither started firing off bullets. As the intruder was about to jump a fence in the front yard, Gaither's 12th and final shot hit the suspect in the leg.
"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."
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