Brooklyn Boy, 10, Grabs Gun from Armed Home Invaders, Fires Shot: Police

The 10-year-old boy picked up the gun of one of the suspects and fired a shot, police said

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013  |  Updated 7:17 PM PDT
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A 10-year-old boy fought against two robbers who tried to break into his Brooklyn home. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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A 10-year-old boy fought against two robbers who tried to break into his Brooklyn home. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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Boy Grabs Gun in Brooklyn Home Invasion

Police released surveillance video of a home invasion they say was thwarted by a boy who grabbed a gun dropped by one of the suspects.
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A 10-year-old boy fought back against two robbers who tried to break into his family's home in Brooklyn Monday, grabbing a gun dropped by one of the suspects and firing a shot that scared them off, police said.

The robbers, one of whom was dressed in a FedEx uniform, entered the house on 80th Street in Canarsie at about 5:15 p.m., where nine people were home, and demanded cash, according to police.

When one of the suspects pointed a gun through a doorway, someone slammed the door on the suspect's arm, causing him to drop the gun.

The boy picked up the gun and fired a shot, but did not hit anyone. The other suspect also fired a shot, according to police, which also did not strike anyone.

The suspects then fled the home, police said.

No one was injured.

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