Wilson, who was one of at least two security volunteers and several armed parishioners that responded to the shooting attack, was able to shoot and kill the shooter within seconds after the start of the attack.
A gunman began firing inside a church in a town near Forth Worth, Texas on Sunday. It was reported by American Military News that the gunman had killed two parishioners. Right after that, another parishioner, who was armed, fired the fatal shot at the gunman that ended the massacre.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Jack Wilson, who is head of security at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas identified himself as the parishioner who pulled the trigger. He recalled the actions he'd taken in order to stop the deadly shooting attack at the church. It was an act of heroic bravery that makes all the difference in such violent terrorist attacks.
The outlet also confirmed that Wilson, who is running for the position of Hood County commissioner, described his actions on his campaign's website. “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,” Wilson wrote. His campaign page also includes a link to his business email account with On Target Firearms Training Academy.
AMERICAN HERO ❤💪💙— Louis de Constance (@Louisdeconstanc) December 31, 2019
Meet Jack Wilson.
When the gunman began shooting inside his Church in Texas, this 71 year-old hero pulled his gun and neutralized the shooter in a single round. He prevented a massacre yesterday. https://t.co/12UktGS1hW
Wilson was one of at least two security volunteers and several armed parishioners who responded to the shooting attack. They were able to shoot and kill the shooter within seconds after the start of the attack. The gunman was armed with a shotgun that fired off two shots. He killed two parishioners before he was stopped.
“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’s statement continued. “Please pray for all the members and their families at this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.”
"LESS THAN 6 SECONDS FROM START TO FINISH": Jack Wilson fired a single shot, quickly ending the attack that killed 2 of the 240+ people who were in the church. https://t.co/vYpz0l1hsf— Kenley Hargett (@kenleyontv) December 31, 2019
Wilson gave a statement in response to his original post identifying the firearm he used as a SIG P229-357. In yet another Facebook comment, Wilson described his joining of the Army National Guard back in 1965. He was working in the Hood County's Sherriff's department at the time. He spoke about holding several Department of Defense security clearances between 1965-1995 and suggested that he had experience in federal law enforcement.
Wilson was the President of the company and a firearms training instructor, until the business burned down, in November 2016, due to an electrical fire, Heavy.com reports. The business started in 1995 and when it was burned down, Wilson exclaimed how he had been providing instruction for nearly 21 years. His campaign slogan is, "Make sure your vote is on target."