"He started crying like a little baby": Boy, 11, shoots intruder

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An 11-year-old who shot a home intruder in the leg shares how it all happened. (KTRK)

An 11-year-old Alabama boy shot a man who broke into his home on Wednesday.

Chris Gaither says he was home alone when he heard the intruder come inside. Chris grabbed a nine-millimeter handgun and met the man downstairs.

Chris says the burglar threatened him before walking outside with a clothes hamper in hand.

Chris said, "I shot through the hamper he was carrying. It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby."

Police tell local station WVTM the intruder will survive and will likely face charges.

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