Stephen Willeford, 55, hailed as a hero for the recent Texas Church shooting finally breaks his silence and recounted what happened that day when he bravely took down Devin Kelley, Texas Church attacker.
Stephen was a former National Rifle Association Instructor. The moment he heard gunshots inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, he immediately grabbed his gun and a handful of ammo and ran outside his house without any shoes on. While hiding behind a pick-up truck, he exchanged fire with Kelley.
“I know I hit him. He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his side window,” Willeford told KHBS-TV.
Willeford then hopped in a vehicle driven by Johnnie Langendorff, 27, and they bravely chased Kelley on a 95MPH chase.
Willeford became emotional as he said that he had friends inside the church. He was hailed as a hero but he credits God for the protection during the deadly encounter.
“I’m no hero. I am not,” he told the outlet. “I think my God, my Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done and I just wish I could have gotten there faster.”