A hero citizen with a gun engaged the Texas church shooter and pursued him until he was killed.
Sutherland Springs, Texas – Authorities announced at a press conference on Sunday that the Texas church shooter was not taken down by law enforcement, as originally reported, but that he was was instead stopped by an armed citizen.
At the press conference authorities said that the shooter, now identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, parked his car across the street from First Baptist Church.
The shooter then approached the church and used a rifle to open fire on the church from the outside. The shooter then went in the church and continued shooting his victims.
A community member saw the shooting, grabbed his rifle, and engaged Kelley in a gunfight. During the gunfight, Kelley dropped his weapon and was forced to flee from the community hero.
The armed citizen pursued Kelley until his car went off the road and he was found dead.
It has not been confirmed if Kelley died from the citizen’s bullets or if he killed himself while fleeing.
Kelley was dead before law enforcement arrived.
Twenty-six people have been confirmed to have been murdered by Kelley in the shooting, which occurred at around 11:30 am Sunday, with twenty more injured, ages range from 5-72 years old.
The First Baptist Church records their services and it’s likely that the shooting was captured on video.