On Tuesday, body cam footage was released that showed just how quickly Nashville Police officers responded to the mass shooting at a Christian elementary school on Monday morning.
The video came from officers Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo, and it showed the team of officers rushing through the Covenant School just minutes after the 28-year-old female shooter, who identified as a man, entered the scene.
Police got to the shooter while they were on the 2nd floor of the building at approximately 10:27 a.m., this was just 14 minutes after the emergency call was made.
The officials cleared out the first floor and Englebert is heard telling his partners that “it sounds like [the shooter] is upstairs.”
The officer, along with his team, raced to the second floor and ran down the hallway as gunfire is heard. Englebert looked around a corner where the shooter was standing and fired multiple shots, the shooter fell to the ground.
Collazo and another officer then moved in on the shooter, yelling at her to “stop moving.” Collazo fired more shots at her as she continued to move and clung to her gun.
Collazo reached the shooter’s body, telling her to “get your hands away from the gun” before Collazo moved the firearms away from the shooter’s body.
Audrey Hale, the transgender shooter, killed three children and three adults at the school that she had attended before being killed by the Nashville police.
On Monday afternoon, authorities along with the FBI searched the home of the female shooter. They discovered “a manifesto” along with maps of the school drawn in detail that included points of entry.
The victims are “Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61.” Koonce was the head of the Covenant School.
The footage below is graphic but it shows the quickness and bravery of the Nashville men in blue.