Callie Starnes
Eyewitness News Reporter

ROSSVILLE, GA (WRCB) -- It has been nearly two months since Gary Anderson shot a man that broke into his home. His first television interview is with Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

Anderson says Andre Jenkins and Marvin Wallace broke into his home around 4:30 p.m. one afternoon and tried to steal a computer, wallet, and a handful of watches.

Anderson was upstairs when the men came through the back door. Anderson grabbed his gun and ran down stairs to the kitchen. There he came face to face with the two intruders. Jenkins ran out the front door. Anderson says he shot Wallace after the man pinned him up against the wall.

"I'd never taken that pistol out of that night stand in four years," said Anderson, "but I got it that day and I'm glad I did."

Anderson has spent the last two months in therapy trying to work through the traumatic experience. Wallace survived, now both men are behind bars. Both men face a slew of charges, on top of already lengthy records.