The 22-year-old man who shot and killed the would-be mass shooter at Indiana Greenwood Park Mall was armed due to “constitutional carry.”
The good guy with a gun has been identified as Elisjsha Dicken.
WTHR says the attacker entered the mall just before 5 p.m. and went to the bathroom where he put his cell phone in the toilet and got his guns ready.
He came out of the bathroom and started shooting at 5:56 p.m.
At 5:57 p.m., Dicken began shooting at the assailant, causing him to attempt to flee to the bathroom, but he never succeeded. Instead, he collapsed to the ground.
Dicken had fired ten rounds at the assailant, hitting him an indeterminate number of times, causing the assailant’s death.
WTHR reports,”[Dicken] was transporting under the new “constitutional transport” law and did not have a licence.
Twenty-five states have constitutional scope. These states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
WTHR points out that Dicken had no formal police or military firearms training. On the contrary, “he learned to shoot from his grandfather”.
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