Gilbert Board showed WAVE 3's John Boel how the gunman aimed his weapon at Board.
Board said he saw through the window of his home that the suspect had a gun.
Board arrived at church Sunday morning.
Carolyn's Corner store, where the chain of events began, is in Hardin County.
The small community of Big Springs near Vine Grove where the crimes took place.
VINE GROVE, KY (WAVE) – Just before 8:00 on Saturday morning, 76-year-old Gilbert Board had no idea his neighbor had already been shot after an attempted robbery at the store across the street. Then the gunman rang his doorbell.
"When I seen him have that gun, I just unlocked this door, and I stepped out here, and when I did, he yanked the door open," Board said. "It was locked, and he stopped right there, stuck that gun in my face and said, ‘Give me the keys to your car, or I'll blow your head off."
Board's loaded gun was two-feet away. "My gun's hanging right there. It's been hanging there for 35 years, loaded."
Board said he never thought about grabbing it, and handed the keys over quickly.
"He turned, and when he got to the end of the porch, said, ‘Which key is it?' I said, ‘That's your problem."
The manager of Carolyn's Corner convenience store said on Saturday that the store owner told the robber she lived across the street, and that she would give him money and car keys there. Board said they told him four shots were fired at that residence when a scuffle ensued with a man who lives there.
"The bullet grazed his chest and hit his elbow and busted that bone there. It was a .45 from looking at the bore in it, because it was that close to my face," Board said.
As he helped his disabled wife into a borrowed car to go to church on Sunday morning, Board couldn't help replaying the events in his head.
"Here's what run through my mind: If you shoot somebody, I've always been told be sure they're in the house," Board said. "I don't understand why I even opened that door. He was scared, nervous. He was wanting to get away, and I feel like if I'd have flinched any way at all, he'd a shot me dead right there."
The store owner refused to talk about the incident. The name of the man who was shot has not been released. Police continue searching for the 1998 dark blue Buick LeSabre that was stolen from Gilbert Board.
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