Authorities have released the identity of a 22-year-old man named Elisjsha Dicken who stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana mall.
The gunman entered the mall with a rifle and several magazines and began firing into the crowd at the mall’s food court.
The shooter killed three and wounded two before an unidentified armed civilian shot him dead. Now we know the “good guy with a gun” was 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken.
Dicken was at the mall with his girlfriend. Within two minutes of the gunman opening fire, Dicken shot back with at least ten rounds using his 9mm Glock handgun.
Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said, “I will say his actions were nothing short of heroic.”
INDIANAPOLIS, IN—“A Good Guy With A Gun”
Elisjsha Dicken, 22 years old, has been cited as the hero who saved lives when he used his concealed carry weapon to stop a mass shooter firing into a crowded food court, in Greenwood Park Mall on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/xVnzRH8kXQ
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) July 19, 2022
Security surveillance footage at the mall captured nearly the entire incident.
Ison said Dicken “engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun, was very proficient in that, very tactically sound, and as he moved to close in on the suspect he was also motioning for people to exit behind him.”
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Dicken was carrying his Glock legally. He did not have a permit, according to Newsweek, but per Indiana constitutional carry law effective July 1, he did not require one.
Indiana attorney Guy Relford, representing Dicken, said his client followed the law during the incident. “He checks all those boxes as perfectly as he possibly could.”
The Greenwood Park Mall has a no-gun policy, IndyStar noted, but Relford said this creates no legal challenges for his client.
“It certainly has no effect whatsoever on his ability to use force to defend himself or to defend the other people in the mall, Relford said, IndyStar reported.
Basically, if Dicken carried the gun into the mall and was asked to leave for doing so but did not leave, he could be charged with trespassing, the attorney said.
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