POWAY, Calif. - On Saturday, 4/27/19, a gunman entered the Chabad of Poway around 11:20 am. He opened fire shortly thereafter leaving 3 individuals were injured and a fourth was killed.
NBC San Diego reports that “an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent who was in the synagogue at the time of the shooting opened fire on the suspect, missing the man but striking his vehicle.”
A suspect thought to be the gunman was arrested a short time later.
The man who fired a semi-automatic weapon inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego on Saturday froze, dropped his gun and ran to his car after Oscar Stewart came charging at him, yelling so loud the priest at a neighboring church could hear.
“Get down!” Stewart yelled, according to his wife and others who were at the scene. “You motherfucker! I’m going to kill you!”
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Stewart, 51, told The Daily Caller on Sunday he doesn’t remember any conscious thought from the moment he heard the gun shots until it was all over . The Iraq combat veteran said his military training kicked in and he just acted on instinct to stop the shooter.
Synagogue member Minoo Anvari said, “One message from all of us in our congregation is that we are standing together, we are getting stronger. Never again. You can’t break us. We are strong.”
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