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
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.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Copyright 2011 Associated Press