According to one man’s account at least, there was a bystander who exchanged fire with the gunman who killed 26 at a Texas church, and another gave chase after he ran off in an SUV.
Summer Caddel said her boyfriend, Johnnie Langendorff, called her moments after the shooting at First Baptist Church and told her that he saw a gunfight between the shooter and a neighbor, who was returning fire.
Langendorff then told Caddel the suspect — identified at Devin Kelley — then got into an SUV and drove away, and the two gave chase.
While on the phone with 911, Langendorff told his girlfriend the chase came to an end near a sharp curve near country roads 307 and 539.
Caddel understood that to mean the Kelley crashed. Moments later law enforcement officers arrived, she said.
She has not heard from her boyfriend since, and the phone was taken as evidence. Police said the shooter is dead but has not said how it happened yet.
Check out our timeline about how the news developed from the terrible shooting here.