A police officer desperately pleaded for backup during a mass shooting at Texas Mall, but managed to take down the gunman by himself.
An unnamed police officer rushed into danger on Saturday afternoon, when 33-year-old Mauricio Martinez Garcia opened fire at the Allen Premium Outlets with an AR-15 style rifle.
“I’ve got people running. There’s still shooting,” the brave officer called over the radio. “I need everybody I got.”
The hero cop was at the mall on an unrelated call, and despite being on his own, he rushed into the H&M store Garcia was unloading his weapon in.
Two minutes after he called for reinforcements, the lone law enforcement agent was able to take out the shooter.
“I got him down,” he said in a recording of police audio obtained by The Daily Mail.
“He heard gunshots, went to the gunshots, engaged the suspect, and neutralized the suspect,” Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey said at a press conference.
Garcia was seen entering the mall wearing full tactical gear at around 3:30 on Saturday, when he gunned down at least fifteen people with dozens of bullets.
He killed eight people during the attack, six who died on scene, before he was killed by the brazen police officer.
The shooter, who lived with is parents, was reportedly proficient in firearms training and worked as a security guard.
His family’s home was raided by the FBI, and investigators are looking into possible ties to radical ideology, but believe that Garcia was working alone.