The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released body camera footage showing officers killing the shooter at The Covenant School.
The officers who took down the suspect were identified as Officer Rex Englebert and Officer Michael Collazo, as IJR reported on.
The footage shows the officers rushing up and down the stairs to find the shooter.
“Shots fired, shots fired, shots fired, move!” one officer could be heard saying.
The suspect is then shot and falls to ground.
“Suspect down, suspect down,” the officer said.
Watch the video below:
🚨Breaking: Police release body cam footage from the two heroic officers who took out the transgender shooter who targeted a Nashville Christian school. pic.twitter.com/6AnyxTIjgX
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) March 28, 2023
The officers received significant praise from Twitter users upon the release of the footage.
Fox News’s Shannon Bream tweeted, “Just watched the body cam footage from Nashville shooting, not for the faint of heart. The courage and bravery of those [Metro Nashville PD] officers running straight into the danger and right to the gunfire should inspire everyone of us. They are the literal definition of heroes. Ps 34:18.”
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 28, 2023
AFTER WATCHING THE BODY CAM VIDEO OF THE HEROS IN NASHVILLE IF YOU STILL WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL!
— Ben Ferguson (@benfergusonshow) March 28, 2023
Another user wrote, “Just watched the body cam footage released by the Nashville PD. As my heart remains broken for these victims’ families, I was mesmerized at the heroic behavior of the police officers charging into the school building. [Back The Blue].”
Just watched the body cam footage released by the Nashville PD. As my heart remains broken for these victims’ families, I was mesmerized at the heroic behavior of the police officers charging into the school building. #BackTheBlue
— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) March 28, 2023
Anchor Simone Cuccurullo shared she could not “make it through this video without being brought to tears.”
Nashville police have officially released the officer’s body cam footage from yesterday’s deadly school shooting. I could not make it through this video without being brought to tears. 💔🙏🏼🕊https://t.co/VWKQdEBOpY
— Simone Cuccurullo (@SimoneNBC12) March 28, 2023
The suspect, Audrey Hale, killed three children and three adults during the shooting.
Hale sent her former middle school basketball teammate a message on Instagram before the shooting.
“So basically that post I made on here about you, that was basically a suicide note. I’m planning to die today,” Hale wrote, as NewsChannel 5 reported.
The suspect continued, “THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!! You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die.”
The message goes on, “This is my last goodbye. I love you … See you again in another life. Audrey (Aiden).”
It was confirmed that Hale identified as transgender.
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