Johnnie Langendorf established himself as a Texas hero. While driving by the Sutherland Springs shooting he saw two men exchanging fire. When the gunman fled the scene, Langendorf chased him down in his truck.
When the shooter lost control of his truck, the man who was exchanging fire with the shooter earlier held him at gunpoint until the police arrived.
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Summer Caddel said her boyfriend, Johnnie Langendorff, called her moments after the shooting at First Baptist Church and told her that he saw a gunfight between the shooter and a neighbor, who was returning fire.
Langendorff then told Caddel the suspect — identified at Devin Kelley — then got into an SUV and drove away, and the two gave chase.
While on the phone with 911, Langendorff told his girlfriend the chase came to an end near a sharp curve near country roads 307 and 539.
Caddel understood that to mean the Kelley crashed. Moments later law enforcement officers arrived, she said.
She also said she has not spoken to her boyfriend in hours and that his phone was taken as evidence.
What a terrible situation in Texas. Great courage displayed by this young hero who took action and kept a terrible situation from getting worse.