An armed off-duty paramedic is being hailed as a hero after he shot and killed a shooting suspect at a Washington state Walmart.
Emotions overwhelmed David George as he identified himself as the person who shot and killed a suspected gunman in Tumwater.
"This was a traumatic experience for us and all those involved," George recalled.
George described the chaotic Sunday afternoon when he and his family were shopping about 60-miles south of Seattle."
"As a volunteer firefighter I have received active shooter training," he said. "I was sure what I heard was gunshots."
Police say Tim Day, 44, went on a shooting and carjacking spree. He tried to carjack a couple in the parking lot and critically shot the driver.
George says he then saw Day try to carjack another person and that’s when he shot and killed him.
"I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag — hoping not to use them but being prepared nonetheless," George said.
George who is a local pastor, volunteer firefighter and EMT, rushed to help the injured driver, Ricky Fievez.
Fievez’s son Tyler says the Good Samaritan’s quick-actions saved his dad’s life.
"That bystander who shot him is a hero. That guy could have killed both my parents plus plenty more people," Tyler Fievez said.
Police say day tried to carjack at least six people before his rampage came to an end.