2 men in truck chase down Texas church shooter: 'Let's go'

2017-11-07 05:33
Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via AP)

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Texas - Johnnie Langendorff says he was driving to Sutherland Springs to pick up his girlfriend when a barefooted man who'd been exchanging gunfire with the suspect in a deadly Texas church shooting jumped in his truck.

Langendorff told The Associated Press on Monday: "He jumped in my truck and said, 'He just shot up the church, we need to go get him.' And I said 'Let's go.'"

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Officials say 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Langendorrf, who is from Seguin, says he and the unidentified armed resident chased Kelley's vehicle at speeds approaching 145km/h, before he crashed.

Langendorff said the unidentified armed resident approached the vehicle with his gun drawn, but Kelley didn't move.

Police found Kelley dead.

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