12-Year-Old Saves Grandma From Armed Robbers
A North Carolina family had their Valentine's day interrupted when two men broke into their apartment in an apparent robbery. Interrupted is an understatement, but the day was not ruined thanks to the quick thinking of a 12-year-old boy. Police say the grandson took action to protect his grandmother after the criminals shot her in the leg.
Officials said two masked subjects forced their way into the 73-year-old Linda Ellis' residence, demanding money. At least one of the suspects, identified as 19-year-old Khalil Herring, was armed – and allegedly shot Ellis, according to WRAL.
"A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area," wrote officials in a statement.
“My phone was constantly ringing, and ringing and ringing," Coley said. “I just couldn’t believe she been shot because she’s a good person.”
Reports show that the men shot Ellis after demanding money from her and the elderly woman explaining that they had nothing to give.