SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP/CBS News) — Johnnie Langendorff says he was driving to Sutherland Springs to pick up his girlfriend when a barefooted man who’d been exchanging gunfire with the suspect in a deadly Texas church shooting jumped in his truck.
Langendorff told The Associated Press on Monday: “He jumped in my truck and said, ‘He just shot up the church, we need to go get him.’ And I said ‘Let’s go.’”
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Officials say 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Langendorrf, who is from Seguin, says he and the unidentified armed resident chased Kelley’s vehicle.
“We just take pursuit. And like I said, we hit about 95 trying to catch this guy until he eventually lost control on his own and went off in the ditch,” Langendorrf told CBS News.
“He just hurt so many people. And he just affected so many people’s lives. Why wouldn’t you want to take him down?”
Langendorff said the unidentified armed resident approached the vehicle with his gun drawn, but Kelley didn’t move.
Police found Kelley dead.