The security officer in this story is a true hero, running toward danger, protecting others, and then attempting to help the injured shooter once the threat was neutralized. -- IFPO.
Huntsville Alabama January 1 2019 -- A female security officer in Alabama is being called a hero today and law enforcement is speaking about her bravery and her actions that stopped a massacre.
It all began after around 1 a.m. Monday, when a man was escorted out of a nightclub because he was involved in a fight.
That’s when the man, later identified as Samuel Demario Williams, 33, went to his car, pulled out an AK-47 rifle and began firing it toward the club as he walked.
He was immediately confronted by a female security officer who engaged him in a gunfight while telling others to run inside the nightclub.
When the security officer shot Williams in the thigh, he stopped firing the AK-47, a police officer wrote in the report.
The 31-year-old security officer ran inside to get a tourniquet and that’s when Williams fled the scene, authorities said.
Police and medical services responded to the shooting at the 3208 nightclub on Huntsville’s Long Avenue and found that the shooter was gone and could not be found.
Boosie, an area rapper was at the club to perform a show. In a video posted to Instagram this morning, Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., described the scene.
“Boosie Badazz,” said it was like the “Wild Wild West,” with club patrons fleeing. The rapper said he was outside the club where the shootout happened.