Man brings active shooter down with kungfu-style flying kick as injured victim lies nearby

Man brings active shooter down with kungfu-style flying kick as injured victim lies nearby
The suspect was arrested after a victim was left with gunshot injuries (Montgomery County Police Department)

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND: A courageous man brought an active shooter down with some martial arts-style moves after he caused harmful injuries to a victim on Saturday, October 1. The man confronted the shooter with a king fu-style flying kick and then a woman joined him to subdue the man and removed his gun from his hands.

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The police subsequently reached the spot and arrested Marcus Elijah Conway. He is now charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The incident is said to have occurred on Saturday, October 1 at Silver Spring, Maryland, reports The Mirror. 

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A black handgun was also found on the spot, and law enforcement confirmed another live round was found in the chamber. "Upon arrival, officers observed a man suffering from multiple injuries to his body and bleeding from what appeared to be gunshot wounds," said the police. They further added, "Officers also observed the suspect, Marcus Elijah Conway restrained by multiple witnesses at the scene. There was also a small black handgun, that a bystander stated they had taken away from Conway."

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According to the Montgomery County Police Department, witnesses saw Conway lying on top of the victim, struggling over something until the latter "appeared to go limp." The authorities also said, "Conway then rolled away from the victim and was seen pointing a black, Taurus.38 Special, 5-shot revolver at the victim's head."

The brave man did flying kick on the suspect (Montgomery County Police Department)
The brave man delivered a flying kick to bring the suspect down(Montgomery County Police Department)

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They further explained, "At that time, a bystander kicked Conway and began fighting him over the gun. Additional witnesses joined to help get the gun away from Conway and were able to gain control over both Conway and the gun, until 3rd District officers arrived on scene." The suspect is currently held without any bail and his hearing is on Friday, October 28.

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According to Every Town gun safety campaign, Maryland has the 22nd highest rate of gun violence in the US, reports The Mirror. Maryland was recently in the news for the horrible deaths of two parents and their three children in their home. According to authorities, Marcus Edward Milligan, 39, shot and killed his wife, Tara Devina Ricker Milligan, 37, on Friday morning, September 9. He also killed his three children, Teresa Milligan, 14, Nora Milligan, 11, and Finn Milligan, 8, before taking his own life. The Cecil County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims and has already confirmed that the victims were found dead in the home. The motive behind the murder is still unclear.

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