We are now learning that it was an average citizen who put an end to the violence in Sutherland Springs. Here’s all the details.
UPDATE: It’s now being reported that the shooter Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was tackled to the ground and disarmed by an onlooker, putting an end to the carnage. He was found shortly after shot dead inside a vehicle, according to officials. We are also learning that a local citizen fired back at Kelley and gave chase before his body was discovered, according to TMZ.
A shooter shockingly opened fire inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas just before 11:30am on Nov. 15, reportedly killing 26 and injuring 16 — the youngest of which was just 18-months-old. The gunman is reportedly dead and the death toll is expected to climb, according to the DailyMail. Sutherland Springs is 40 miles southeast of San Antonio. The town has only 640 people in it. “Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted shortly after the incident was reported. “Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon.” See pics of shocking celebrity deaths of 2017, here.
One of the victims was 14-year-old Annabelle Renee Pomeroy, according to her father Frank Pomeroy, who is the church’s pastor (see pic below). Annabelle “was one very beautiful, special child,” he told ABC News. Frank was out of town when the attack occurred. “My heart is broken,” Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told CNN of the attack. “We never think where it can happen, and it does happen. It doesn’t matter where you’re at. In a small community, real quiet and everything, and look at this, what can happen.”
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