Some new details emerged last night about the Greenwood Mall Shooting that occurred last Sunday.
It was initially reported that Dicken engaged the mall shooter two minutes after he started shooting. But the Indiana police released a statement stating that he engaged the shooter within 15 seconds.
“The time lapse between the moment that Jonathan Sapirman exited the restroom and began shooting and when he was shot by the civilian was only fifteen seconds, not two minutes,” Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said in a statement Tuesday. “The surveillance video shows Sapirman exit the restroom at 5:56:48pm. He was neutralized by Dicken at 5:57:03 pm.” via Fox News.
Greenwood Police Chief James Ison also stated that Dicken’s first shot was from 40-50 yards away with his Glock 9mm handgun, which struck the shooter. In total, he fired ten shots, eight of them hitting the mall shooter.
“I will say his actions were nothing short of heroic. He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun,” Ison said. “(He) was very tactically sound as he moved to close in on the suspect. He was also motioning for people to exit behind him. He has no police training and no military background.” via WRTV.
A 40-50 yard is no easy shot. Back in Dec. 2019, Jack Wilson shot a man that walked into a church and started shooting people from roughly 12-15 yards away, and that was a fantastic shot. I’d be willing to bet that many concealed carriers aren’t practicing 50-yard shots with their handgun much, if at all. This is a perfect example of why you should.