Home school student Chris Gaither, 11, was alone Wednesday morning when he heard a noise. Someone had broken into his house 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." A baby that learned his lesson. “When I pulled the gun, I guess he didn’t think it was a real gun because he kept on walking,” Gaither said.