NYPD: 10-year-old Canarsie boy grabs intruder’s gun, fires

June 4, 2013 Associated Press
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A 10-year-old Canarsie boy picked up a gun that was dropped by a would-be robber dressed as a delivery man and fired a shot, police said Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

Two men in disguise knocked on the door to the house at around 5:30 p.m. Monday, and two teenage sisters opened the door, police said. The intruders pushed past them and went upstairs to the second floor. The owner of the home slammed a second-floor door on one of the would-be robber’s arms.

The suspect dropped his gun, police said, and it was picked up by the owner’s 10-year-old son, who fired a round that hit a wall. Police said one of the suspects fired back, but no one was hit and the men fled the home without stealing anything.

Police are investigating. There were other kids in the home at the time, but police said they didn’t witness anything.

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