[Ed. – This would be one of the two main reasons you aren’t hearing anything more about this shooting incident, in which one woman was killed and six more were shot and have been hospitalized.]
The Sudanese immigrant accused of opening fire in a Nashville church on Sunday, killing one woman outside and injuring six other people inside, was stopped by a church usher who also had a gun.
According to the Nashville Police Department:
As the gunfire was occurring, church usher Robert Caleb Engle, 22, confronted [suspect Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25] and engaged him in a struggle, which resulted in Engle being pistol whipped.
During the struggle, Samson’s gun discharged, striking him in the left chest. The wound sent Samson to the floor. Engle, despite his head injuries, ran out to his car in the parking lot and retrieved a pistol. He held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived. Samson was treated for his gunshot wound at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and discharged.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, and the motive “remains under investigation,” police said.