One of the men who stopped the San Diego synagogue shooter on Saturday has been identified and the harrowing details of his heroic actions are coming to light.
A deranged gunman entered the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego and opened fire, sending worshippers running for cover. However, one man ran toward the gunfire.
Oscar Stewart, a border patrol agent and Iraq combat veteran, confronted the shooter, leaving him so terrified that he dropped his rifle and ran away.
“Get down! You mother****er! I’m going to kill you!” Stewart reportedly yelled.
Witnesses later said it sounded as if four or five men were screaming as Stewart’s voice was so booming, according to a new report from the Daily Caller.
Immediately after the gunshots rang out, Stewart’s combat training kicked in.
“I knew I had to be within five feet of this guy so his rifle couldn’t get to me,” Stewart told the Daily Caller. “So I ran immediately toward him, and I yelled as loud as I could. And he was scared. I scared the hell out of him.”
Stewart continued to chase after the gunman, and he was joined by another heroic man, an armed off-duty border patrol agent.
“(The Border Patrol agent) came out and he yelled ‘clear back I have a gun,’” Stewart told local media.
Stewart followed the border patrol agent’s lead and fell back so the agent could try to get a clean shot off.
“He shot at a parked car. We were trying to immobilize the vehicle. He was shooting at the wheels,” he recalled.
Sadly, one woman was killed in the shooting and several others were injured. However, the death toll could have been much greater if it weren’t for the quick actions of a few good men.
Police were able to apprehend the suspected shooter a short time later.
The suspected shooter has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Watch as the rabbi of the synagogue reveals his account of the deadly shooting: