Armed citizen stops multiple victim public shooting in its tracks
. . . During Sunday afternoon's shooting that left three dead at the Peach House RV Park in Early, Vic Stacy assisted officers in shooting alleged gunman Charles Conner. . . .
When Stacy answered a phone call from neighbor, he went into action.
"He said, 'You need to get over here quick, and bring your gun, I got a dead body laying over here in the road,' " Stacy said.
Stacy grabbed his .357 magnum and headed to his neighbor’s RV.
"I could see Charlie, the gunman, come out of his trailer, and he had a riffle in his hand with a scope on it," said Stacy. . . .
Early Police Sgt. Steven Means was the first on the scene, and Conner immediately began shooting at him, Stacy said.
After his neighbor asked him if he was going to shoot at Conner, Stacy recalled saying, “I sure am when I get a good shot."
Stacy fired at Conner and hit him in the thigh, knocking Conner to the ground. Still alive, Conner fired another round back at him, Stacy said, noting he then fire four more rounds at Conner. . . .
Conner was no longer moving, Stacy said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said the outcome could have been a lot different if Stacy hadn’t had his gun and the presence of mind to do what he did Sunday afternoon.An interview with Vic Stacy by the Brownwood Bulletin is available here.
Additional interview with the Sheriff by the Brownwood Bulletin is available here.
A more comprehensive story is available here.
Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs later said, “The citizen that fired these shots did a tremendous job out there. Had he not had a gun and the presence of mind to do this, we don’t know what the outcome would’ve been.”