(The Hill) Staffers at the Capital Gazette said one of the reporters killed in the shooting at their newsroom last month charged the gunman, likely saving their lives.
The Capital Gazette reported Saturday that Wendi Winters held a trash can and recycling bin as she stormed the shooter at the newspaper’s offices.
Janel Cooley, a sales associate for the paper and survivor of the shooting, said Winters yelled something like “No! You stop that!” or “You get out of here!” at the gunman.
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“She may have distracted him enough that he forgot about me, because I definitely stood up and was looking at the door,” Cooley told the paper. “I’m sure he wasn’t expecting … anyone to charge him.”