According to a police report, the church massacre that took place on Sunday morning at the Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas was stopped dead in its tracks after a local gun owner jumped the attacker (later identified as 26-year-old Devin P. Kelley of New Braunfels, Texas), grabbed his Ruger AR rifle and began shooting at the suspect.
The shooter (a dishonorably discharged military member who wasn’t allowed to own firearms by the way) has entered the church dressed in full tactical gear, including a ballistic vest and opened fire, killing at least 26 people (including children) before the unidentified local grabbed his weapon and forced him to flee. During a presser, Police Maj. Freeman Martin offered a timeline of the horrific event:
“At approximately 11:20 this morning a suspect was seen at a Valero gas station in Sutherland Springs, Texas. He was dressed in all black. That suspect crossed the street to the church, exited his vehicle and began firing at the church.”
“That suspect then moved to the right side of the church and then continued to fire. That suspect entered the church and continued to fire. As he exited the church, a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged that suspect. The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle and fled from the church.
“Our local citizen pursued the suspect at that time. A short time later law enforcement responded that [the] suspect [was] right at the Wilson/Guadalupe County line … and was found deceased in his vehicle. At this time we don’t know if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if he was shot by the local resident. We know he’s deceased in the vehicle. ”
These are the Facebook likes of the shooter, as being reported by Heavy and other outlets. pic.twitter.com/Lqw1ECwnLA
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Here’s President Trump reaction to the Texas church massacre:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families in today’s horrible…attack,”n dark times, and these are dark times, such as these, Americans do what they do best: they pull together.”
“We join hands, we lock arms, and through the tears and through the sadness, we stand strong,” Trump added. “All Americans pray to God to help the wounded and the families of the victims.”