Security chief: Quick action by Faulkner police saved shooting victim’s life
The Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama reports:
The man who shot a 34-year-old woman on Faulkner University’s campus Tuesday had fired six times and stopped to reload his weapon when a Faulkner security officer intervened, the university’s chief of security said.
The officer, Austin Pierce, had reached the shooter within 22 seconds of shots being fired, said Tony Dean, Faulkner’s chief of security.
Pierce pulled out his gun but could not get a clear shot because there were students between him and the shooter. Instead, Pierce yelled at the shooter to get on the ground, causing him to flee, Dean said.
“He definitely saved that lady’s life,” he said.
Reginald Brown, 37, was taken into custody shortly afterward.
Read the full story, and see our earlier blog post on the shooting at Faulkner, a university associated with Churches of Christ.
Dave Hogan, director of public relations and communications at Faulkner, praised the quick action of the university’s security team during the shooting incident — the first in Faulkner’s 70-plus year history.