11-year-old boy shoots thief who was breaking into his home

Chris Gaither 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young boy in Alabama, is being called a hero for shooting a thief who broke into his parents’ home.

11-year-old Chris Gaither of Talladega, said that he feared for his life before shooting the thief who was inside his home.

The thief was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound on his leg.

Gaither told investigators that he heard a noise when he was home alone on Wednesday, and it sounded like someone was breaking in.

Gaither feared for his life, and grabbed his parents’ gun. He then came face to face with the robber. The robber threatened to kill the boy before the Gaither opened fire.

The robber was shot once in the leg. The suspect began to cry like a little baby, and fled from the scene.