The gunman in Sunday’s church shooting in Texas has been identified as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen.
It remains unclear what his motive was, but he opened fire at the West Freeway Church in Fort Worth on Sunday. He was first named by NBC Dallas Fort Worth.
Kinnunen had a criminal past which involved arrests for theft and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He killed two people – a security guard and a grandfather who had just handed out communion – before being brought down by former FBI agent Jack Wilson, 70.
Wilson is running for county commissioner in the local area and said he was grateful he had the chance to defend himself and the other innocent people in the church from the ‘evil’ gunman.
On Facebook, he said he hoped he would never be in the position he was put in but that he was thankful he could save lives.
‘I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today.
‘The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exist and I had to take out an active shooter in church.
‘I’m thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed.
‘Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.’
On Facebook, he describes himself as a former sheriff and small business owner.
Public records show he owns On Target Firearms. There are mixed reports over whether that is a gun store or a shooting school.
Wilson did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries on Monday morning.
He is an enthusiastic Trump supporter, Republican and gun owner whose campaign mission is to help law enforcement and restore the public respect police officers once enjoyed.
Wilson has been married for 51 years, has three daughters and some grandchildren.
Click here to read more.
Source: Episcopal News Service