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22-Year-Old With Concealed Carry Stops Tennessee Church Shooter

A 22-year-old with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter at a Tennessee church after being “pistol-whipped” in the face.

Robert Engle “physically engaged” shooting suspect Emanuel K. Samson on Sunday, stopping a rampage that already had killed one and wounded seven other people, Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said during a news conference.

“He’s the hero. He’s the person who stopped this madness,” Anderson said.

Samson allegedly entered Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn., around 11 a.m. CST and opened fire on more than 40 people inside. Samson had two firearms, according to police, but it’s unclear whether he used both weapons.

Engle, who apparently did not have his concealed weapon with him inside the church, confronted the shooter and was beaten with a pistol. During the fight, the shooter was shot in the chest with his own gun, according to police.

Engle then went to his car to retrieve his concealed weapon and returned to the church to await the arrival of police.

Friends of Engle, who serves as an usher at the church, said he is like a gentle giant. “He’s just a great guy,” Blake Langrod, 20, told The Tennessean. “Just one of the kindest human beings you’ll ever meet.”

“That’s like him. He’s just someone who cares about a lot of people. He has all their feelings at heart,” Engle’s grandmother Rheta Engle said. “It would make any parent, grandparent very, very proud of him.”

Samson and Engle are being treated for injuries at separate hospitals.

Samson, a 25-year-old resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn., who came to the U.S. from Sudan in the 1990s, will be charged with murder and multiple accounts of attempted murder. Police have not released Samson’s motive.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. John

    September 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Good thing he stopped the person.

  2. Gale

    September 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Here’s a muslim trying to kill Christians. He came from Sudan in the 1990s.

    Churches should have ARMED security inside the church. Yes, they should be trained and licensed but that cost is small compared to human lives. Even small churches can afford one or two people armed.

  3. June Eisenhower

    September 25, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    GOD BLESS YOU ROBERT EAGLE … AND I KNOW HE DOES… WHAT A HERO!

  4. AHZZ

    September 25, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Sudanese + MooSlum + White Church (NOT Black or a Mosque) = “WHITE HATE CRIME” motive!
    That’s not too hard to figure out. It’s basic, simple math.

    • AHZZ

      September 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      …. and the lousy, loony, lefty, liberal “LOSER” still don’t have a clue why Pres. Trump has issued a “Travel Ban”!!!

      • S.L. Jones

        September 26, 2017 at 2:38 am

        Well said!!

    • paulette

      September 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      @AHZZ,I WANT TO KNOW WHY THIS HASNT BEEN LABELED A HATE CRIME AND A TERRORIST ATTACK?

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  6. paulette

    September 25, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    HES FROM SUDAN WHICH MEANS HES MOST LIKELY MUSLIM,WHY ISNT THIS A TERRORIST ATTACK?

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