No hesitation here: My man, in his 70s, used a folding chair to disarm a 70-year old who had shot 3 people dead in Church. He takes away Mr. Tough Guy’s gun and then pistol whips him.
Rev. Doug Carpenter, a pastor who served at St. Stephen’s until 2005, told the Associated Press that a churchgoer in his 70s charged Smith with a folding chair, disarming him amid the shooting.
“He hit him with a folding chair, wrestling him to the ground, took the gun from him and hit him in the head with his own gun,” said Carpenter, who told The AP he was not present during the shooting on Thursday but spoke with witnesses of the tragedy.
Vestavia Hills Police Department Captain Shane Ware said the actions of the unidentified churchgoer were “extremely critical in saving lives,” per The AP.