Stephen Willeford is a national hero. He is also the man who shot and chased the Texas church murderer. And he is also an NRA card carrier. Not just a card carrier, but an NRA certified Instructor.
This is where his story begins: “He had been in his bedroom when his daughter informed him she heard gunshots at the First Baptist Church nearby. While he got his rifle out of his safe, his daughter looked outside again. She ran back to her father and told him she saw a man in black tactical gear shooting up the church, the Daily Wire: reported:
“I’m no hero; I am not. I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”
Here is video of his interview:
A partial transcription of Mr. Willeford’s testimony to 40/29 TV News KHBS/KHOG an ABC affiliate:
“I kept hearing the shots, one after another, very rapid shots – just ‘pop pop pop pop’ and I knew every one of those shots represented someone, that it was aimed at someone, that they weren’t just random shots,” Willeford said.” Willeford loaded his magazine and ran across the street to the church, not even taking the time to put on shoes. When Willeford saw the gunman, he exchanged gunfire. “He saw me and I saw him,” Willeford said. “I was standing behind a pickup truck for cover. I know I hit him,” Willeford said. “He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his side window. When the window dropped, I fired another round at him again.”
Mr. Willeford is asking for prayers for this small community of Sutherland Spring, Texas. The pastor’s daughter was one of the one’s who did not make it out of Church alive. Leave a prayer below in comments if you are so moved. Thank you.
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