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A man who wrestled a gun away from an alleged would-be church shooter was shot by police when they arrived at the scene. The unfortunate incident took place on the morning of February 14, just hours before the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

According to witnesses, the actual shooter entered the Faith City Mission chapel in Amarillo, Texas, and threatened to hold everyone there hostage. While some people, including a security guard, managed to flee the scene, reformed ex-con Tony Garces saw an opportunity and decided to step up. The attacker had ordered a woman from the church to secure Garces with zip ties, but she purposely left one of them loose. Along with some other churchgoers, Garces confronted the attacker, and managed to take the gun away from him after a struggle.

Soon after that, the cops arrived to the scene of what they had been told was an armed hostage situation and saw a man holding a gun. But that man was Garces, not the recently-disarmed culprit.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02/28/police-shoot-man-who-wrestled-gun-away-from-attempted-church-shooter

OH-NO!   :facepalm:

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Re: Police shoot man who wrestled gun away from attempted church shooter
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 02:29:39 PM »
A man who wrestled a gun away from an alleged would-be church shooter was shot by police when they arrived at the scene. The unfortunate incident took place on the morning of February 14, just hours before the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

According to witnesses, the actual shooter entered the Faith City Mission chapel in Amarillo, Texas, and threatened to hold everyone there hostage. While some people, including a security guard, managed to flee the scene, reformed ex-con Tony Garces saw an opportunity and decided to step up. The attacker had ordered a woman from the church to secure Garces with zip ties, but she purposely left one of them loose. Along with some other churchgoers, Garces confronted the attacker, and managed to take the gun away from him after a struggle.

Soon after that, the cops arrived to the scene of what they had been told was an armed hostage situation and saw a man holding a gun. But that man was Garces, not the recently-disarmed culprit.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02/28/police-shoot-man-who-wrestled-gun-away-from-attempted-church-shooter

OH-NO!   :facepalm:

I read the linked article, they told him to drop the gun, and he didnt. When they tell you to drop the gun, you need to drop it. At least he has lived to tell about it. He says he was afraid it would go off if he dropped it ! So more education needed, but I realy commend him for taking ction and stopping the shooter, and I am glad that even though he failed to follow police orders that he is alive and doing fine. Police did what they were supposed to do