Jack Wilson, who was identified as the man who shot the gunman in the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting in Texas yesterday, appears to be a strong 2A supporter and is a former reserve deputy sheriff who owned a firearms training academy.
He posted about the incident on his Facebook page, saying he had “to take out an active shooter in church.”
“I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today. The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church. I’m thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed. Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding,” he wrote in a statement on the page.
According to The Daily Wire, it only took Wilson 5 seconds to take the shooter down.
Local law enforcement called him a hero and at a press conference Jeoff Williams, regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety said “I would like to point out that we have a couple of heroic parishioners. Our hearts are going out to them and their families as well.”
“The citizens in this community have a lot to be proud of,” Williams continued.
Watch this interview where Wilson talks about the incident.