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November 23, 2011
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Wash. boy, 10, defends mom with BB gun

Cops say the boy hit his mom's attacker with a board and then shot him in the face

Associated Press

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Police in Bellingham, Wash., say a 10-year-old boy defended his mother from an attacker by shooting him in the face with a BB rifle as many as four times.

The man accused of the attack rents a room in the woman's home and came home drunk and angry Tuesday morning. Police say he kicked in a bedroom door and started choking the woman.

Officers say the boy hit the attacker with a board and then shot him in the face with the pump-action BB rifle as he grappled with the woman.

The woman and boy were able to flee to a neighbor's home and call for help.

The 45-year-old man was treated at a hospital and arrested for investigation of assault and making death threats.

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