Constitutional Carry in Indiana went into effect this month.
At least three people were killed before a good-guy-with-a-gun, Elisjsha Dicken, shot and killed the gunman. We are thankful Elisjsha was there to stop any other possible deaths. We are also grateful Indiana’s newly enacted constitutional carry law allowed him to protect himself and others.
Praising him as a hero, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison released Dicken’s name during a press conference on Monday afternoon. The chief also released more information about the victims and the alleged perpetrator, including a timeline.
At 5:56 p.m. Sunday, Ison said, the perpetrator exited a mall bathroom and, using a rifle, began firing at people in the food court.
Dicken, a 22-year-old man from Seymour, had been shopping at the mall with his girlfriend, Ison said.
Within two minutes of the gunman opening fire, Dicken drew his handgun and began firing at the perpetrator. The perpetrator attempted to retreat back to the bathroom, but collapsed to the ground.
The threat was over.
I’m grateful a good guy with a gun was there to prevent further casualties and am praying for the families who lost loved ones in this senseless tragedy 🙏🏻 https://t.co/BEIFBwIxsV
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 18, 2022
Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said that Dickens “engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun, was very proficient in that, very tactically sound, and as he moved to close in on the suspect he was also motioning for people to exit behind him.”
Today I spoke with family of Elisjsha Dicken’s girlfriend.
The couple was at Greenwood Park Mall when a gunman opened fire in the food court.
Eli told her to get down, pulled a pistol and shot the suspect.
— Jennie Runevitch (@JennieWTHR) July 18, 2022
22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken.
The hero who took down the mass shooter in the Greenwood, Indiana mall last night
He was legally carrying under under Indiana's Constitutional Carry law. pic.twitter.com/ZxDT0GzC11
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 18, 2022
Spread the names of heroes like Elisjsha Dicken far and wide and never repeat the names of the evildoers who seek notoriety in committing mass murder. https://t.co/4eR9IRbD4v
— Ilya Shapiro (@ishapiro) July 18, 2022
Constitutional Carry in Indiana went into effect July 1, 2022, meaning as long as you are 18 years old or older and not prohibited from possessing a firearm, you are legally allowed to carry concealed under the new Constitutional Carry law. This goes for residents and non-residents of Indiana.DONATE
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