KATY, Texas — A young Texas boy is grappling with the circumstances that led him to being called a hero.
He had to jump into action when his great-grandparents were being stabbed, allegedly by his own half-brother.
If you ask deputies about the actions of 12-year-old Sacha, he’s a hero in their eyes.
But if you ask young Sacha himself, he’s quite modest, to say the least. He sees no reason to be dubbed a hero, but what he did was life-saving.
Deputies say Sacha’s 20-year-old half-brother, Lucian Johnston, stabbed both his 92-year-old great-grandmother and 76-year-old great-grandfather Monday night.
The two were attempting to drop Johnston off at a friend’s house.
They told Johnston he was not to come back until he decided he would see a doctor for violent behavioral issues.
They were just about to drop him off when investigators say he pulled a knife and started to stab them from the backseat, where Sacha was also sitting.
“What I did was I grabbed him from behind the shirt, I pulled him backwards, trying to get him away from grandma,” Sacha told KTRK. The 12-year-old didn't want to show his face during the interview.
“But I did grab the knife. I held that to his neck also. He bent back my finger, which is still sore right now," Sacha continued. "He head-butted me, which I have a loose tooth from that, but I do not really care."
Johnston gave up and ran out of the car.
“So I’m still looking at the knife in my hand, throw it, shut and lock the door. I yell at her to shut and lock her door,” the 12-year-old recalled.
Deputies say his great-grandparents drove themselves to the hospital, where they were treated for their wounds.
They were met by deputies, one of whom gave Sacha a special coin.
"He said, 'You're a hero, so you deserve this.' He pulled it out of his pocket and gave it to me," Sacha says.
Johnston was captured Tuesday morning. He now faces two aggravated assault charges.