Elderly Woman Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy

Neighbors said an elderly woman was fed up with constant harassment from a 12-year-old boy, so she took a gun and shot the child after he and his friends threw bricks into her home.

Now, the boy is charged with a crime, while the 68-year-old woman is not.

The boy who was shot, along with another boy, 13, are cited in juvenile delinquency petitions with one count each of misdemeanor aggravated assault to a senior citizen, according to police.

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Odds that a 68 year old woman would be able to stand up for herself against headstrong delinquent teenagers on her own are slim. This is another example of a firearm as an equalizer between individuals.