Active Shooter Executes Oblivious Victim; Undercover Officer Rushes In

When a suspect decides to go on a shooting spree, there is no telling who they will choose to target. There is also no way of knowing just how many people they intend to shoot.

The only thing officers can do is try to stop active shooters in their tracks and prevent any more casualties from occurring. A task one undercover officer in Racine County took very seriously.

Racine County Shooter

At 7:30 a.m., a 22-year-old male was putting gas in his car at a Pilot Travel Center. Out of nowhere, a 32-year-old man walked up and shot him in the head.

Police investigators believe that the victim was a random choice. According to Schmaling, the shooter "lied in wait," looking for the "right opportunity" to shoot someone.

“I watched that video. And I can tell you that in my 27 years of service, I had never seen — I spent a decade in investigations, I’ve seen some very horrific things — folks, I’ve never seen anything like this in my whole life.”

Sheriff Schmaling

Schmaling said, " When (the victim) was done pumping gas, (the gunman) quietly walked up to him and shot him dead." The shooter then went through his victim's pockets, taking his keys, but abandoned the car when another vehicle pulled in.

He shot at them and they drove away. With no one left, he drove off too. He went to another gas station where he approached an undercover officer who was filling up his unmarked car.

Firefight

The deputy fired back at the shooter. According to WLS, the shooter was killed almost instantly. The deputy was hit with two shots and fell to the ground.

According to Schmaling, the gas station was incredibly busy as you can imagine it would be at 7:30 in the morning. Schmaling said, "There is no doubt in my mind the quick, heroic actions of our investigator saved lives today."

The deputy was taken to a nearby Racine hospital for treatment of his wounds. Schmaling said that he personally took the deputy's wife and child to the hospital so they could be there.

Schmaling said that the deputy was only worried about the people around him and their safety. Schmaling continued, "And that’s what he asked me to hospital, while he lied there with bullet holes in his own body, he said ‘Sheriff, did I hit anybody innocent?’"

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12 comments on “Active Shooter Executes Oblivious Victim; Undercover Officer Rushes In”

  1. God bless you for specially for sending that animal to his grave. #2 Thank God your an OFFICER THAT WEARS A BADGE!!
    I'm sure glad as I'm sure many in your city are proud your a DEPUTY for the county. Praying you get better soon. If I could only shake your hand may God help you heal so everyone can meet a special Deputy. You deserve your recognition and you deserve everything you get when you get out of the hospital. Get well soon as you are a hero for saving many lives that morning. God Bless you brother in BLUE.

  2. That murdering bastard got exactly he deserved. Condolences for the families of his victims. May his soul burn in Hell.

  3. As a former Police Officer, i understand this deputies concern for the public , we r trained to do exactly what this officer did, good job, well done brother in blue,"BLUE LIVES MATTER"

  4. Sir thank you for your service as our country goes to shit under the Democrats anti cop anti America agenda its so comforting to hear of a true hero story ! We're the good guy wins you saved life's and put yours on the doing so. I wish you a speedy recovery and God bless you and your family .!
    I will always have you and any officers 6 .

  5. Yep, the RIGHT outcome for a determined killer.... I'm sure the "defund police" crowd would rather have had a social worker intervene. That would have resulted in a DEAD social worker and a killer able to sneak up on MORE innocent victims.
    My thanks and prayers to the officer, his wife, and child!!!
    His family proudly live with a TRUE hero..... you can tell by his concern that innocent people may have been injured in the firefight; his wounds were not his first concern.... HERO!!!!!!
    To ALL Patriots, Stay Safe from the leftie hoards and watch your six!!!
    Support OUR LE and 1st responders as well......
    Joe, Proud USAF vet.

    1. You never hear of all the brave acts performed by military and officers that don't make the news or everyday citizens that perform acts of bravery
      Keep a watchful eye on those around you ,help others in jeopardy or in need .
      Bound together with mutual faith and courage and patriotism , we can prevail if we stay vigilant

    1. Not a good narrative for the police haters and defund the police numskulls , thank you for the Hero police officer , and I pray for the innocent man that was murdered and his family

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