'Hero' exchanged fire with gunman, then helped chase him down
Were it not for a local resident who confronted the gunman and another who helped chase him down, the deadliest shooting in Texas history could have claimed even more lives.
Since the names of all the victims have not yet been released, let’s talk about the two men who stopped the gunman before police were able to get to the scene.
One of the men who is unnamed was exchanging gunfire with the shooter, after the shooter killed the 26 church-goers. Knowing that the shooter was wearing protective body-armor, he managed to hit the shooter twice on the neck and once on the side. The shooter dropped his gun and then got in his truck and took off, that was when the other man (Johnnie Langendorff) and the first man chased the shooter with Langendorff’s vehicle. After the shooter lost control of his vehicle and came to a stop in a ditch, the man who was armed kept his rifle aimed at him and urged him to get out. By the time the police came on sight, the gunman had died from those injuries.
We should give credit where credit is due.