What we know about the man who shot, killed Texas church attacker

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Monday, December 30, 2019
Meet the man who helped take down Texas church shooting suspect
Hear what the long-time church member and former reserve deputy said about the Sunday morning shooting.

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas -- Sunday's shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ is one that put Jack Wilson in a position he says he hopes no one will ever have to be in.

Wilson was identified as one of the two church members who, within six seconds, helped take down the shooter during Sunday service. Video of the shooting, which was recorded on the church's livestream, shows people panicking

"I don't see myself as a hero," Wilson said. "I see myself as doing what needed to be done to take out the evil threat, that's the way I approach. Like I said earlier that's how I am processing this whole event."

Wilson, who is running for Hood County Commissioner for Precinct 3 and is head of security of the church, took to Facebook to say thanks to those who sent their prayers.

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"The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in," he wrote. "But evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church."

During a press conference, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton added that not only did Wilson shoot the suspect, but he also trained other members in the church to shoot.

The shooting claimed the lives of two victims, including Anton "Tony" Wallace, who was a deacon at the church and had just passed out communion when the gunman approached.

Officials have not released the name of the gunman but are working to identify his motive for the shooting.