Combat-shotgun.com
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
combatshotgun

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 1,773
Reply with quote  #1 

The mysterious man who shot the gunman who'd opened fire on a Texas church on Sunday has spoken out, calling the incident a “surreal” experience while claiming he is not a “hero.”

Stephen Willeford, of Sutherland Springs, told KHBS on Monday that he heard gunfire coming from the First Baptist Church nearby, and knew that each of the gunshots he heard “represented someone, that it was aimed at someone -- that they weren’t just random shots, more than likely.”

MAN HAILED AS HERO FOR CHASING TEXAS CHURCH GUNMAN AFTER KILLINGS

Willeford said that when he surveyed what was going on, he saw a man -- now known to be gunman Devin Patrick Kelley -- in a black tactical helmet and what he believed to be a bulletproof vest. He saw Kelley was holding a pistol, and the two exchanged gunfire.

“We exchanged gunfire and I know I hit him, I don’t know where I hit him, but I know I hit him,” Willeford told KHBS. Officials said Monday evening that an autopsy determined Kelley was shot by Willeford twice.

 

He said he got in his vehicle and fired some more shots before Kelley drove away.

Willeford said he saw Johnnie Langendorff was watching the incident go down from his own truck nearby. Willeford hopped in the truck with Johnnie and they chased after a speeding Kelley, and called 911.

The two finally reached Kelley’s SUV after a 95-mph chase. Kelley allegedly lost control and backed his SUV down into a ditch. Willeford was shouting at Kelley from the truck, telling him to “Get out of the truck!”

TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTING VICTIMS INCLUDE PASTOR'S DAUGHTER, YOUNG CHILDREN

Willeford said he didn’t see any movement coming from Kelley’s vehicle but stayed put until police showed up five to seven minutes later.

Breaking down in tears, Willeford said he wasn’t a hero. He said that those killed or wounded in the shooting were his friends and family.

“I think my God, my Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done,” he said. “I just wish I could’ve gotten there faster but I didn’t know, I didn’t know what was happening.”


__________________
JD McGuire, Owner
AI&P Tactical, LLC
http://www.aiptactical.com
http://www.tacticalgunslings.com
Remington LE Armorer
Mossberg LE Armorer
0
Rangenazi

Member
Registered:
Posts: 39
Reply with quote  #2 
God bless that man. The shame here is that he will needlessly carry a whole world of guilt inside because he didn't act quicker.  No reason to, but he will.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.