Tuesday afternoon, incredible new details emerged about Elisjsha Dicken, the 22-year-old man who had stopped a mass shooting in an Indiana food court, and his quick response to effectively neutralized the threat.
According to police Chief James Ison, Dicken was legally carrying a 9mm Glock, while shopping inside the mall.
On July 1st, Indiana became a “Constitutional Carry” state, meaning citizens no longer are required to have a permit to carry a handgun.
It was previously reported that Dicken engaged the shooter after two minutes. However, in a statement, Greenwood Police Cheif James Ison revised the story saying Dicken’s response to the attack took a mere 15 seconds.
It was also revealed Dicken was able to shoot the murderer from a distance of 40-50 yards away.
I would like to make a correction on a statement made yesterday at the 2 p.m. press conference concerning the Greenwood Park Mall shooting. There was an error in the timeline of events given. The time lapse between the moment that Jonathan Sapirman exited the restroom and began shooting, and when he was shot by the civilian (Elisjsha Dicken) was only fifteen seconds, not two minutes. The surveillance video shows Sapirman exited the restroom at 5:56:48 p.m. He was neutralized by Dicken at 5:57:03 p.m. This error was simply a result of misreading notes during the conference. I feel the need to correct this immediately. Thank you.
Ison went on to comment how extraordinary Dicken’s actions were. He said, “I will say his actions were nothing short of heroic. He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun. (He) was very tactically sound as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him. He has no police training and no military background.”