Off-duty army officer carried kids to safety during El Paso shooting

Glendon Oakley, an off duty army officer was shopping at a shoe store in the mall nearby where the gunman open fired yesterday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Oakley, who was carrying concealed, drew his weapon when he heard the gun fire, then noticed several unattended children out in the mall area.

Along with another man, Oakley grabbed as many kids as he could, carrying them out of the mall and to safety.

“I didn’t even think. I just grabbed as many kids as I could and ran five stores down to the exit,” he said. “We got there and ran into a whole batch of police pointing their guns at us. I wasn’t focused on myself, and I wasn’t focused on my surroundings … I was just focused on those kids.”

Watch his interview below.

Leave a Reply