Chris Gaither, 11, was alone Wednesday morning in his Alabama home when a would-be burglar decided to enter and steal from the house.
Gaither said he was scared, but quickly realized that there was an imminent threat and grabbed a nine-millimeter hand gun.
“I told him I was going to kill him if he didn’t get out of my house,” Gaither said.
“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 added.
The intruder was on he was out of the home with stolen goods when Gaither opened fire.
"I shot through a hamper that 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,” he said.
“I hope you learn your lesson coming to this house trying to steal stuff,” Gaither said.
The thief certainly did learn a lesson. He simply wasn't on Chris's level.