12-year-old Girl: “When I Saw the Door Handle Turn, I Shot Him”
Calera, Okla. – A 12-year-old Bryan County girl who was home alone when she shot a home intruder is crediting her mother for teaching her how to defend herself, according to a report from CBS affiliate KXII.
Kendra St. Clair was home on fall break when she heard someone trying to get in her house.
“He opened the screen door and started pounding on the door,” St. Clair said. “So, I didn’t answer it. And I called my mom. She said to go get the gun and hide in the closet.”
She stayed in the closet until she thought the coast was clear, and then went to check the back door.
“And he was standing there trying to open it,” she said. “So, I got really scared and I called 911.”
She went back to the closet. That’s when she heard the man in the house.
“When I was back there on the phone with 911, I heard the bathroom light turn on that was leading to the closet,” St. Clair said. “And when I saw the door handle turn, I shot him. I guess it went through the door, went through him, and went through the wall.”
St. Clair thanks her mom for teaching her how to keep her calm and protect herself. After the gun shot, the next few minutes were one big blur. St. Clair said it was the first time she’d ever fired a gun. Read the full story at KXII.com.