Law enforcement officials released video footage that they described as “bone-chilling” from a shooting at a Fort Worth bank on Nov. 27.
Brent Brown, an off-duty deputy with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, was working security at the Fort Worth Community Credit Union when 35-year-old Leland Williams rushed at him, firing his gun.
Fort Worth police chief Neil Noakes said in a media briefing that Williams had tried to open an account under a false name at the bank before returning with a gun and firing at Brown.
Brown was shot twice, but he was able to return to fire at the assailant. Although he fired a dozen times at Williams, the suspect was able to get away without injury.
About 30 minutes after the shooting, police were able to arrest Williams at his relative’s home through the assistance of people in the community.
“This is one of those instances where our relationship with the community proved to be beneficial,” Noakes said. “We had members of the community to help direct us to where Mr. Williams had gone.”
Williams was booked into the Tarrant County Jail on a $1 million bond and charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.
Brown is recovering from the gunshot injuries and hopes to return to work soon.
Noakes said that they believe Williams was planning to rob the bank before seeing Brown and shooting at him.
“Deputy Brown would make every cop in American proud,” said Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn.
“Evil came at him and he went down, but he didn’t stay there,” he continued. “He got up and went at evil until the fight was over and he was seriously wounded when he did that. So incredible courage, incredible stuff that makes you get up and go to the fight.”
Here’s the alarming footage:
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