FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Scott Smith, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas the second-most populous state, is joining 44 other states in allowing at least some firearm owners to carry handguns openly in public places. Under the Texas law, guns can be carried by those with licenses and only in holsters. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
It wasn’t long ago that a man walked into a Sutherland, Texas, church with an AR-15 and began firing on parishioners who were attending Sunday service.
Next door, former NRA instructor Stephen Willeford sat in his home and heard the shots ringing out. Grabbing his own gun out of his safe, he ran over to the church and the rest was history. The church shooter fled after exchanging gunfire with Willeford, who swears that he hit the shooter.
The shooter attempted to flee in a vehicle but thanks to the assistance of Johnnie Langendorff and his truck, the duo gave chase. The gunman, unable to escape, at one point, sped into a roadsign where he proceeded to flip into a ditch.