Breaking: How One Hero Texas Cop With a .45-cal Glock Took Out Two Gunmen With Rifles, Body Armor
TheBlaze.com reports: Without warning, a Garland, Texas, police officer found himself taking heavy fire from two suspected terrorists with semi-automatic rifles and “protective gear” outside a free speech event on Sunday. The brave cop is being hailed a hero after he neutralized both suspects using only his .45-caliber duty pistol, undoubtedly saving lives.
Other than the two suspects, identified as Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson, no one was killed. A Garland ISD security officer was shot in the ankle, but was treated and released from the hospital late Sunday night.
Simpson reportedly linked himself to the Islamic State in tweets. Police said they are still investigating both suspects’ links to terrorism.
So, how did he do it? CNN put together a short animated reenactment of the gunfight:
Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said the officer “did what he was trained to do,” though some believe he also had some luck.