Greenwood Shooting Press Conference

Proper acknowledgement and thanks given to the Good Samaritan shooter – The armed civilian was identified by police as 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken of Seymour, IN. He was at the mall shopping with his girlfriend.


Police on Monday provided more details about the shooting at a mall in Indiana on Sunday that left three victims dead — including the name of the “Good Samaritan” who is believed to have killed the shooter and stopped the attack. Officials called the actions of the armed civilian “nothing short of heroic,” noting that the gunman likely would have killed many more people had he not intervened.

Police said the incident began at approximately 4:54 p.m. local time, when a shooter entered the mall and went straight to a food court bathroom. He stayed there for an hour and two minutes before exiting and beginning to shoot, striking several people and killing three, police said. At 5:57 p.m., less than two minutes after leaving the bathroom, he was confronted by the Good Samaritan, who was visiting the mall with his girlfriend.

The armed civilian was identified by police as 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken.

In a press conference Monday, Mayor Mark M. Meyers called Dicken a “Greenwood Good Samaritan” and thanked him for his quick actions in stopping the shooter. Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said that “Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen who took action within the first two minutes of this shooting.”

Ison also commended Dicken for his skills neutralizing the shooter, saying he engaged the gunman from “quite a distance” and that his actions were “very tactically sound.” He said he does not believe Dicken had any law enforcement or military background.

He looks like a clean-cut young man!


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4 Responses to Greenwood Shooting Press Conference

  1. Stella says:

    Comment by old CTH friend Chip Bennett on a pro-2nd amendment website:

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