The member of a North Texas church’s security team who stopped a man who started shooting inside a church four days after Christmas last year has been no-billed by a grand jury.
Jack Wilson was head of the West Freeway Church of Christ’s voluntary security team and was among the congregation on Sunday, Dec. 29 when a man wearing a disguise, including a fake beard and wig, stood up from a pew during communion and pulled a shotgun from his clothing. With more than 250 people in the congregation, the man quickly opened fire inside the church, killing 64-year-old Anton Wallace, a church deacon, and 67-year-old Richard White, a member of the security team. Wilson, who was also close by, returned fire, fatally shooting the armed man and ending the assault. In January, Gov. Greg Abbott awarded White, who is currently running for Precinct 3 Hood County Commissioner, the state’s highest honor, the Governor’s Medal of Courage. On Monday, a Tarrant County grand jury further solidified the appropriateness of White’s actions that day by delivering a no-bill in his case. “Today the Grand Jury in Tarrant County reviewed information related to that shooting and made the decision to take no action,” Tim Rodgers, chief prosecutor for the Law Enforcement Incident team in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office said Monday. [full article]