July 20, 2022

Armed 22 year old Stops Mass Shooter

  • Flyover Country

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Thanks to the quick action of a Constitutional Carry citizen, countless lives were saved in Greenwood Indiana during a would-be mass shooting. The alleged gunman opened fire with an AR-15 style rifle Sunday evening at the Greenwood Park Mall,  just south of Indianapolis, firing 24 rounds within two minutes before 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken stepped in and took down the shooter.

The Background:

A quiet evening in Greenwood Park Mall turned tragic on Sunday evening when a gunman opened fire in the food court. The shooter managed to get 24 shots off in under 2 minutes. The gunman murdered 3 individuals including a married couple as well as non fatally injurying others.

However, his shooting spree was cut short by the heroic actions and quick thinking of 22 year old Elisjsha Dicken. Dickens, who does not have a permit, and despite a “No Firearms” mall policy, was thankfully packing a handgun Sunday evening and saved unknown numbers of lives thanks to legal handgun carry under Constitutional Carry. Parkwood Mall is not prosecuting his violation of their “No Firearms” policy. 

Guy A. Relford, Dickens’ lawyer, says his client acted heroically in a statement to Fox News Digital. "He is a true American hero who saved countless lives during a horrific event that could have been so much worse if not for Eli's courage, preparedness and willingness to protect others.”

Notable Quotes:

“Praying for families of those killed in a senseless act of violence in Greenwood tonight, and grateful for the brave armed citizen who took action to stop the perpetrator and prevent further tragic loss of life.” -TWEET FROM SEN. MIKE BRAUN

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