Indiana police say ‘Good Samaritan’ took out mall shooter in 15 seconds, landed 8 of 10 shots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-police-apos-good-samaritan-143501980.html

Indiana police say ‘Good Samaritan’ took out mall shooter in 15 seconds, landed 8 of 10 shots

By Michael Lee

July 20, 2022

Police say it took Elisjsha Dicken just 15 seconds to neutralize a man who opened fire on shoppers at an Indiana mall — quick action they believe saved countless lives.

“The time lapse between the moment that Jonathan Sapirman exited the restroom and began shooting, and when he was shot by the civilian was only fifteen seconds, not two minutes,” Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said Tuesday in a statement. “The surveillance video shows Sapirman exit the restroom at 5:56:48pm. He was neutralized by Dicken at 5:57:03 pm.”

The statement corrects a previous police timeline in which authorities said the incident lasted two minutes. Police also revealed that a preliminary autopsy report on the gunman showed that he was struck eight times and died of his wounds, meaning Dicken only missed the shooter twice despite engaging the threat from a distance.

Police say the gunman was armed with two rifles, a Glock pistol, and was carrying at least 100 rounds of ammunition with him. Sapirman killed three people before being quickly neutralized by Dicken, who began closing the distance on the shooter as he waved for bystanders to flee behind him.

Ison said that Dicken’s actions were “heroic” and “very tactically sound” despite him having no police or military background.

“Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen who took action within the first two minutes of this shooting,” Ison said.

Guy Relford, an attorney hired to represent Dicken, said he was proud of his client’s actions at the mall.

“I am proud to serve as Eli Dickens’ attorney and spokesperson,” Relford said in a statement. “He is a true American hero who saved countless lives during a horrific event that could have been so much worse if not for Eli’s courage, preparedness and willingness to protect others.”

July 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Police identify armed ‘good Samaritan’ who killed Greenwood mall shooting suspect

https://www.yahoo.com/news/greenwood-park-mall-armed-bystander-good-samaritan-shot-killed-suspect-194450562.html

Police identify armed ‘good Samaritan’ who killed Greenwood mall shooting suspect

By Dylan Stableford

July 18, 2022

A day after a gunman killed three people at a mall in Greenwood, Ind., officials identified the victims, suspect and armed bystander who fatally shot the gunman before he was able to kill more people.

At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said Elisjsha Dicken, 22, of Seymour, Ind., was shopping with his girlfriend at the Greenwood Park Mall when shots rang out in the food court on Sunday just before 6 p.m. local time.

“His actions were nothing short of heroic,” Ison said. “Many more people would have died last night had an armed citizen not taken action within two minutes of the shooting.”

The first gunman, identified by police as 20-year-old Jonathan Douglas Sapirman of Greenwood, entered a food court restroom with a backpack at 4:54 p.m. ET. He exited the restroom an hour and two minutes later with a rifle and fired 24 rounds, Ison said, killing 30-year-old Victor Gomez, 56-year-old Pedro Pineda and his 37-year-old wife, Rosa Mirian Rivera de Pineda.

Two other people, including a 12-year-old, were wounded or grazed by bullets or bullet fragments, Ison said.

Dicken confronted the gunman, who was trying to retreat back into the restroom, Ison said, firing 10 rounds from a handgun he was licensed to carry.

“He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun,” Ison said, adding that Dicken is “very proficient” and “tactically sound,” despite having no known police or military training.

According to Ison, Dicken told mall security that he had shot the gunman, and waited for police to arrive. He was handcuffed and taken to police headquarters, where he was interviewed. Officers were able to corroborate his story using footage from security cameras, Ison said.

At the scene, police recovered a second rifle, Glock pistol and over 100 rounds of ammunition purchased legally by Sapirman in Greenwood within the past two years, Ison said. They also recovered the gunman’s cellphone, which they believe he dropped in the toilet.

During a subsequent search of the suspect’s rented apartment, a SWAT team found the oven on with a laptop and butane canister inside.

The cellphone and laptop were turned over to the FBI for analysis, Ison said.

Investigators have not been able to establish a motive for the shooting.

Ison said that the 20-year-old suspect had a juvenile record but no criminal history as an adult. Sapirman resigned from his job at a warehouse in May, and family members told police that they believe he was recently served an eviction notice.

Still, according to Ison, the suspect’s relatives were “just as surprised as anyone” and had no indication he was violent or unstable.

July 18, 2022. Tags: , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

‘Good Samaritan’ Takes Down Gunman Who Killed 3 in Mall Food Court

https://www.yahoo.com/news/multiple-victims-reported-several-injured-230456324.html

‘Good Samaritan’ Takes Down Gunman Who Killed 3 in Mall Food Court

By AJ McDougall

July 17, 2022

Four people are dead and several injured after a man with a rifle walked into a food court at Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana and began shooting, local authorities said Sunday evening.

One of the dead is the suspected shooter, according to Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers. The gunman, an adult male, has not been identified. Police said he had been carrying a long rifle and several ammunition magazines.

“This tragedy hits at the core of our community,” the mayor said in a news release. “Please offer your prayers to the victims and our first responders.”

The gunman, according to Myers, was shot “by an armed individual.” The “good Samaritan,” as Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison identified him at a press conference, was a 22-year-old civilian from nearby Bartholomew County.

“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The armed bystander “appears to be cooperating fully” with investigators, Ison added.

Two people were hospitalized following the shooting. One was a 12-year-old girl, who sustained a “minor injury,” the Star reported.

“We are sickened by yet another type of incident like this, in our city, in our country,” Indianapolis Assistant Chief of Police Chris Bailey said.

Authorities responded to the scene in Greenwood, a city of 60,000 just south of Indianapolis, just before 6 p.m. Witnesses told FOX59 that the shooting began after “a group of teenagers started arguing,” according to a tweet from a channel anchor. Others told 13News that they had heard roughly 20 shots being fired inside the mall’s food court.

Olivia Harding said she was at the mall with her mom when they heard four gunshots go off, telling CNN she thought the mall carousel had broken down.

“Next thing you know, you hear about six more shots and you see everybody running,” Harding said, adding that it would be “a very long time” before she’ll set foot in a mall again.

Chris Roy, a 30-year-old assistant manager at the mall’s Vans store, told the Star that he had been working when he saw people sprinting away from the food court. No one in the store heard gunshots, but the panic outside spoke for itself, he said.

“So I jumped over the counter, locked the door, gathered my associates and other managers at the back door,” he told the newspaper, adding that police arrived and escorted them out of the building after 15 tense minutes.

Then, “I called my mom,” he said.

In addition to the heavily armed officers swarming the area outside the mall, a bomb squad had been dispatched to the area to investigate a suspicious package in one of the mall’s bathrooms, according to BNO News.

The backpack was labeled suspicious and confiscated by investigators but later declared harmless, according to the Star.

“I’ve been a police officer most of my life,” Mayor Myers told The New York Times in an interview on Sunday evening. “Still, this is incredibly shocking, to not only me but our entire community.”

July 18, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Because of the abortion controversy, the mainstream media can’t reach a consensus over how many people were killed in a recent shooting in Indianapolis

These two news headlines are both about the same recent shooting incident in Indianapolis.

This New York Times article is called

“5 Killed in Indianapolis Shooting That Mayor Condemns as ‘Mass Murder’”

Meanwhile, this CNN article is called

“Indianapolis teen charged with six counts of murder for allegedly shooting pregnant woman and his family members”

So they can’t agree on how many people were killed.

I propose that DNA tests be given to each and every living being that was killed, in order to find out if they were human.

January 29, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Abortion, Media bias, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Indiana driver who killed three children says she didn’t know there was a school bus in front of her

The Indiana driver who recently killed three children says she didn’t know there was a school bus in front of her.

This is a photo from the crash site. I’d say it’s pretty obvious that it’s a school bus. I wonder if the driver who killed three children was texting while driving.

Image sourced from https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/01/indiana-school-bus-stop-accident-driver-alyssa-shepherd/1846987002/


This next photo is also from the crash site. This is the truck that the driver used to kill three children. The truck did not crash into another vehicle. Instead, all of the dents and other damage in the front of the truck are from driving into the children. Imagine what this must have done to their bodies.

Image sourced from https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/01/indiana-school-bus-stop-accident-driver-alyssa-shepherd/1846987002/


https://www.abc57.com/news/driver-in-fatal-crash-told-police-she-didnt-realize-it-was-a-school-bus

Driver in fatal crash told police she didn’t realize it was a school bus

November 1, 2018

The woman who was driving the truck that killed three children and injured one as they walked to the school bus told police she saw the lights, but didn’t recognize it as a school bus until it was too late, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Alyssa Shepherd, 24, spoke with investigators right after the crash happened on SR 25 Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m.

The information about what Shepherd told police was revealed in the probable cause affidavit.

Shepherd told police she saw the lights of the bus, but didn’t recognize it as a school bus. By the time she realized what it was, the kids were in front of her, according to reports.

Multiple witnesses reported seeing the lights on and the stop arm down, police said.

Shepherd told police she doesn’t usually drive her husband to work, but on Tuesday she did. She dropped him off in Talma at 7:05 a.m. and then headed to her mother’s house to drop off her little brother.

She said she was not running late or in a hurry.

Her brother and two other children were in the truck with her when the crash happened.

The bus driver told police he saw the pickup truck coming but it was a long way off. Since he had his flashing lights and stop arm down, he waved the kids across the street.

When he realized the truck wasn’t slowing down, he honked his horn as a warning – but it was too late, he told police.

A driver who was behind Shepherd testified she came around the curve and saw the school bus lights. She saw the headlights of the truck light up the kids just before they were hit, according to reports.

Shepherd is facing three counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with arm extended causing injury.

November 5, 2018. Tags: , , , , . Violent crime. 1 comment.

In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana.
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February 16, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 34 comments.