A Fairfield couple is counting their blessings after they say a burglar fired shots at their home.
There is shattered glass and six bullets holes inside and outside of Cedric and Amber Herbert's home in Fairfield's Belwood neighborhood.
"I just never imagined in a million years anything like this would happen," said Amber Herbert.
Around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Amber Herbert and the couple's 17-month-old baby boy were upstairs sleeping.
Cedric Herbert was downstairs on his laptop when he heard someone opening a door.
"It was the french doors to my laundry room," he said. "They make a distinct noise, it creeks. So you know it's being opened."
He said he called his wife's name and when she didn't answer he knew it was an intruder.
"That's when I turned around got up and slammed down my laptop. I think the sound of my laptop scared him, so they ran away like cowards," said Cedric
The Herberts said the suspect then fired shots as they ran from the backyard to the front of the house to get away.
One of the bullets went through a window and hit a wall only about six feet away from where Cedric Herbert was standing.
"It could have gone another way," said Amber Herbert. "That's what we have to stand on right now is our faith in God and his protection over us."
Cedric Herbert said he's thankful God spared his life but he's upset that he and his family are dealing with this.
"The fact that people cannot have respect for your property and not only respect for your property but respect for your life," he said.
The Herberts are now taking additional security measures.
The suspect also broke into the Herberts' car and Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis said another car was broken into Sunday night in that neighborhood.
Chief Davis also said the shooting incident was random and police are investigating.
Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.
The sky will remain cloudy this evening, with additional spotty showers, especially across northeast locations tonight.
Eric Wayne Hinson, Jr., 19. and Stanley Keith Densmore, Jr., 24, were each charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree robbery.
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate cases regarding two students accused of making threats at Hokes Bluff High School.
St. Clair County Assistant Sheriff Billy Murray says a student at Springville High School has been charged with making a terrorist threat.
Irondale police detective Sgt. Michael Mangina says authorities are investigating a possible threat made towards Shades Valley High School for Tuesday.