The massacre of innocent parishioners at a Baptist church Sunday morning in a rural Texas community by a demented and evil individual named Devin Kelley was once again politicized by those on the extreme left calling for gun control. Everyone from former President Obama, on down to Democratic legislators all singing the same tune on social media even before the 26-bodies of the young and old could be removed from the tragic scene and identified.
However, the true story behind the heartbreaking carnage that the mainstream media is attempting to downplay is how the bloodbath came to an abrupt end outside the church when an armed citizen took matters into his own hands and confronted the assailant with his own weapon and shot him, and perhaps prevented further bloodshed.
The heroic response from Stephen Willeford, a local plumber, who went to the church at the exact moment the gunmen exited, and immediately engaged him in a firefight, shooting him several times, with one round miraculously hitting the assailant through a gap in his body armor, wounding him badly enough for him to drop his weapon and stagger to his auto, attempting to get away in his SUV.
The incredible circumstance that had Willeford outside the church and armed was due to his daughter’s call informing him of the armed shooter dressed in black and wearing body armor shooting up the church.
After the confrontation the wounded assailant fled the area, however within moments another Good Samaritan named Johnnie Langendorff was also on the scene, and within seconds both Willeford and Langendorff was in pursuit of the assailant, reaching speeds in excess of 90-miles an hour, until Kelley lost control and ran off the highway, at which point he shot himself in the head.
Willeford is being hailed as a hero. His actions may well have stopped further bloodshed.
Langendorff described the moment he met Willeford who was a stranger at the time stating;”I pulled up to the intersection where the shooting happened and I saw two men exchanging gunfire,” the other being a citizen of the community.”
Adding; “The shooter of the church had taken off, fled in his vehicle, and the other gentleman came and he said, ‘We need to pursue him,’ that he just shot up the church. So that’s what I did. I just acted.”
Do you believe both Willeford and Langendorff prevented further bloodshed because of their heroic action?