A girl who was home alone this morning at a Calera residence shot and wounded an intruder, authorities said.
Calera Police and other agencies were dispatched to a Michael Avenue home at approximately 9:30 a.m. after a 12-year-old girl dialed 911 from a cell phone and said she hid in a closet when an intruder entered the home.
The girl, according to police radio broadcasts, said she had a gun and she later fired a round which struck the man in the left arm in the shoulder area.
Calera Police Chief Don Hyde found the suspect, who said he had been on his own for 10 days and was trying to obtain food, according to police, and he admitted to coming out of the home.
The bullet exited the man’s mid-back area and he was taken to Eaker Field to be flown out by helicopter at approximately 10 this morning.
A police dispatcher told the girl to put down the gun, reported to be a Glock .40-caliber pistol, and walk out of the house.
Additional details were not available at press time this morning.