Meet Jack Wilson: one of the heroes who stepped up to shoot and kill a gunman who opened fire on a Texas church congregation yesterday.
Mr. Wilson is a security guard and owns his own firearms business.
When he heard gunshots Sunday, his gun training kicked into gear, and he, along with another armed guard, were able to take down the assailant in less than 6 seconds, saving countless lives.
Wilson says, however, that he doesn’t “consider myself a hero at all. Did what I was trained to do.”
Jack, who is running for Hood County Commissioner, posted the following message to his Facebook page:
According to his Facebook page, Wilson is also a proud supporter of President Trump.
Watch Jack Wilson's interview with CBS here:
CBS DFW has more to say:
The man who is the head of security at West Freeway Church of Christ is being praised for his “heroic actions” after he said he shot and killed the gunman who opened fire inside the church Sunday.
Jack Wilson, who is running for Hood County commissioner, wrote on Facebook that he “had to take out” the suspect who shot two men with a shotgun during communion at West Freeway Church of Christ just before 11 a.m. The two victims died at the hospital, officials said.
The incident was captured on the church’s livestream of their service and it showed the suspect being shot within seconds after he fired at the two victims.
“Don’t consider myself a hero at all. Did what I was trained to do,” Wilson said.
Wilson told reporters Monday morning that he fired one round at the suspect and then made sure the suspect stayed down as others got help for the victims.
“My training says that if I see a weapon, especially in that scenario, because that’s my job. I’m the deacon in charge of security at the church. The people that were on the security team, we’ve spent numerous hours training and working on this scenario. Hoping it never happens,” Wilson said.
Wilson said the whole incident happened in just seconds.
“The whole thing was less than 6 seconds from start to finish. I had to make sure I didn’t hit someone, a member there, as they were right in front of me,” Wilson said.
The New York Post also had the following to say:
The gun-toting hero who shot down a gunman who killed two parishioners at a Texas church Sunday was identified as a local political hopeful who said he was “not going to allow evil to succeed” in a Facebook post Monday.
“The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in,” Jack Wilson wrote. “But evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in 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,” Wilson wrote. “Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.”
Wilson, 71, who is running for a Hood County commissioner’s seat with the slogan “Make sure your vote is on target,” was one of two volunteer security guards at the church in a Fort Worth suburb around 10:50 a.m. when an unidentified man clad in black opened fire with a rifle, killing two people during Sunday services.
The Daily Caller also added the following details about Jack Wilson and his heroism:
An armed church security guard who shot and killed the gunman who attacked a church in White Settlement, Texas on Sunday spoke out in a Sunday night Facebook post.
Jack Wilson, a candidate for Hood County commissioner who, according to his campaign’s Facebook page, owns a business called On Target Firearms Training Academy, Inc. and is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, was one of two armed volunteer security guards who took down the gunman.
“I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today,” Wilson wrote on Facebook in a post that received thousands of likes and shares. “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.”