12-year-old girl shoots intruder
Kendra St. Clair hailed a hero
- Duration 4:05
- Date Oct 28, 2012
Kendra St. Clair hailed a hero
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Here this it was a terrifying experience for anyone.
Think clear thinking may have saved one young girl's life when an intruder broke into her home she grabbed her mom's -- Yeah.
Where you're right hand in hand yeah I don't want you shoot the gun and he wouldn't count -- -- you didn't -- Well joining us now that brave twelve year old Ken dress saint Claire and her mom -- saint Claire thanks to both of you for being here.
Thank you for having -- thousand Kendra tell us what happened when you were home alone that day what did you hear.
Outside -- -- I was watching TV and I heard the door hollering.
I say on the couch and I didn't answer it because I must persons in the door if -- -- -- hood is so.
Tablet -- hearing doorbell again.
So I went to the window and looked at the blinds and didn't know the -- so I called my mom.
And she sent to get again.
Caught on -- -- and they'll get her closet.
Yes so that would let me just stop -- there -- because I want to bring in your bomb Debra it was obvious to you that there is about to be a break yet.
Yes ma'am it was very obvious why.
Switch to tell me that attack he had rented -- arrest several times and then he started banging on the door.
And then got -- -- that was very wrong.
Yeah and then I think at -- -- -- wrong you heard some glass shattering and that all of a sudden he was in your house.
He had -- had you ever shot a gun before.
I have never -- them before that was first time ever have.
When you're mom told you to go get the gun what was going through your head.
Was I going to -- -- done.
I didn't want to him but that was -- and a questions that I had in my own head wasn't gonna shoot it forward.
Wasn't just something that I had.
And then you your mom told you to get in her closet you did that he had the -- and then you saw that door handle.
Turning and what did you do.
I shot the -- answered the door.
How Kendra your your twelve years old.
-- never shot a gun before how did you get the courage to do it.
I didn't have a choice.
Felt like I had to do it and I didn't do it.
I wouldn't be here.
And -- What happened after you shot that.
I didn't and I know I just.
He started crying.
Knowing that I it's just shot somebody.
And if they could have been dead or just injured or.
Where they gonna come back wasn't gonna have to shooting began that it was all going in my head.
Debra what do you make of what your daughter did.
I think that my daughter's a hero and I think that she -- her last Saturday and I think issues -- the last of someone else Camelot.
You're injured the guy.
He he was not killed.
You -- him he did save your life and you probably say somebody else's life because.
You know I've averaged candidates had to be strong minded and this is a very good head on her shoulders and she's very mature for -- -- yourself.
I height issues in the position that she had -- that choice.
But I am so proud to know that she is able to stand up for herself and not -- it.
Well Deborah saint Clair and -- saint Clair.
It's a great story and we're so glad that you're here candidate tell the story and that your bravery won the day.
Thanks so much for coming in to share -- us.
Thank you for having myself.