By Madeleine Grisanzio
Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local
The wife of Texas gunman who killed two at a church in a Fort Worth Suburb this weekend has apologized to the victim’s families and says she’s ‘glad they stopped him’
This past Sunday, a man pulled out a shotgun during church services at the West Freeway Church of Christ and opened fired on its parishioners. Jack Wilson, a member of the church’s security team and firearms instructor, drew his weapon and killed the shooter after one shot.
Seeing posts starting to come in that the hero who stopped the Texas church shooter is Jack Wilson, the owner of On Target Shooting Academy.
From ~50ft he drew his weapon under pressure and fired one shot to the terrorist's swiftly moving head in just 2 seconds.
— Caleb Hull ??? (@CalebJHull) December 30, 2019
Unfortunately, Deacon Tony Wallace and a volunteer security member Richard White died of their injuries at the hospital.
Angela Holloway, the ex-wife of the shooter, told Fox 4 that she had divorced the shooter in 2010 after encouraging him to get himself together. She had a protective order against her ex-husband after he had lit several fires and put their son in danger.
Holloway apologizes to the victims families by saying, “It’s hard on all of us. Only thing I can tell them numerous times, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”
White Settlement church gunman’s ex-wife: ‘I’m so sorry’ https://t.co/41XTCoBOTx
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) January 1, 2020
We tried to encourage him. He’s popped in and out of our lives for years. He’s kept in contact with my oldest son, my two younger kids and everybody kept telling him, you need to get right. You need to do right.”
It’s been reported that the gunman was a drug addict with a lengthy criminal history. In an additional statement, Holloway adds that he is a “violent, paranoid person with a long line of assault and batteries with and without firearms. He is a religious fanatic, says he’s battling a demon … He is not nice to anyone.”
Holloway adds that her family has tried to help him with food, but he would get very agitated when they refused to give him cash.
Holloway says that ‘Im glad they stopped him when they did.’
Law enforcement continues to investigate the motives the shooter may have had.