A young girl protected her family’s Oklahoma home by shooting a burglar.

Kendra St. Clair was home alone when she discovered a man breaking into her house.

"I was scared and I didn't know what to do next," Kendra told reporters.

She immediately called her mother, Debra who told her to get the family’s gun.

"I said Kendra get the gun and go get in my closet now. And call 911," her mother explained.  

The 12-year-old followed her mom’s instructions and proceeded to call police while grabbing the .40 caliber.

The 911 call transpired as follows:

Kendra: "I'm at my house. I'm in my closet. And I ran away from (inaudible) someone's trying to get into my house and I do not know who they are."

Dispatcher: "Ok I have a deputy en route, I want you to stay on the phone with me. Ok?"

Kendra: "Ok. Please. I think they are in the house."

Kendra: "Please help me. Please."

Dispatcher: "Alright, alright. I understand. Do you still have your mom's gun there?"

Kendra: "Yes I do. I have it in my hand."

As the intruder moved closer into the room and made his way toward the closet she fired the gun hitting 32-year old Stacey Jones in the shoulder. He immediately ran out of the home.

Police later found Jones several blocks away and arrested him.

"When I had the gun, I didn't think I was actually going to have to shoot somebody," the 6th grader said. "I think it's going to change me a whole lot, knowing that I can hold my head up high and nothing can hurt me anymore."

Debra is proud of her daughter’s courage.

"I think that she did something that most grown-ups wouldn't be able to do in a frightening situation. I think she handled herself amazingly," her mother said.

Jones was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and is held on $250,000 bail.

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