Law enforcement officials announced on Friday that a churchgoer is being hailed as a “hero” after he managed to subdue an active shooter who ended up killing two people and injuring another during a church service in Alabama Thursday evening.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, the one and only suspect, who was known as an “occasional attendee of the church,” and a white male, 71, showed up at a dinner held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Thursday evening, according to information shared by Vestavia Hills Police Department Captain Shane Ware during a press conference held Friday morning.
The details reveal that the suspect then pulled a handgun and started shooting at some point during the dinner, hitting three victims, before he was brought down by a church-goer.
“Another attendee at the event subdued the suspect, and held him down until law enforcement arrived,” Ware stated. Ware went on to refer to the individual who subdued the suspect as a “hero,” pointing out that the act of heroism was “extremely critical in saving lives.”
Police say someone at the church event subdued the suspect. VHPD Captain Shane Ware called that person a hero. Officers aren’t identifying the suspect until warrants are signed @CBS_42 pic.twitter.com/VdUzBCPUJ7
— Michael Clark (@mclarkreports) June 17, 2022
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, put out a statement after the shooting, saying, “This should never happen.”
“As we are learning about the shocking and tragic loss of a life at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia, we want to offer our prayers for the victim’s family, the injured and the entire church community,” Ivey went on to say. “I am glad to hear the shooter is in custody. This should never happen — in a church, in a store, in the city or anywhere. We continue to closely monitor the situation.”
When a reporter then asked Ware if the police were aware of what motivated the shooting, he responded by saying, “it is still being looked into by too many agencies.”
The Daily Wire reported that “The victims were identified by Ware as Walter Rainey, an 84-year-old male; Sarah Yeager, a 75-year-old female; and an unnamed 84-year-old female. Rainey was deceased at the scene of the event, and Yeager passed away at UAB Hospital. The unnamed female is being treated at a local hospital currently. All of the victims were white.”
As of this writing, the suspect involved in the shooting is being held at the Vestavia Hills Police Department, where he will remain while warrants for capital murder are issued by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.
Just for the record, more gun control laws would not have stopped this shooting. Bad guys don’t obey laws, hence why they are called “bad guys.” That should be common sense, but common sense went swirly down the toilet for liberals many moons ago.
There is still evil in this world. It stands at the door of men’s hearts, gently knocking, tempting them to commit violent, monstrous acts. Mankind is capable of great evil, just as it is capable of doing great acts of good.
And no matter how hard we try, we will never be perfectly safe. Each and every second of each and every day comes with the risk of death, whether that happens at the hand of others, our own hands, or by accident. Risk is inherent to life. That won’t ever change, because human beings are fragile creatures.
Life is precious.
But it is also fraught with danger.
We can choose to live full lives and enjoy as much of it as we can, or we can cower in fear. Doing the latter lets the bad guys win. But it’s still your call.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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