Jack Wilson, of Texas, American Hero
Eugene Delgaudio president of Public Advocate says: "We award Jack Wilson of White Settlement, Texas the Family Advocate award for quickly responding by shooting a potential mass murderer in the head who had just shot others in his church. A Godly man who saw evil, in his words, and saved 100s according to the Governor. Jack Wilson is America's hero."
CBSDFW NEWS POSTS AND REPORTS:
"WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - The man who is the head of security at West Freeway Church of Christ is being praised for his "heroic actions" after he said he shot and killed the gunman who opened fire inside the church Sunday.
Jack Wilson, wrote on Facebook that he "had to take out" the suspect who shot two men with a shotgun during communion at West Freeway Church of Christ just before 11 a.m. The two victims died at the hospital, officials said."
(this is full facebook statement from Jack Wilson)
Jack Wilson wrote:
"I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today. The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church.
I'm thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed. Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding."
"The incident was captured on the church's livestream of their service and it showed the suspect being shot within seconds after he fired at the two victims.
"Don't consider myself a hero at all. Did what I was trained to do," Wilson said.
Wilson told reporters Monday morning that he fired one round at the suspect and then made sure the suspect stayed down as others got help for the victims."
CAROLINE VANDERGRIFF posted this additional statement from Jack Wilson
NBC LOCAL NEWS IN TEXAS POSTED THIS VIDEO
CNN NEWS REPORT INCLUDES STATEMENT FROM JACK WILSON