Police release the name of the gunman in the shooting at McNair Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., as 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill.
The school bookkeeper, Antoinette Tuff, found herself alone with the alleged gunman, who instructed her to call Channel 2 Action News. Tuff did as a prayer rolled through her mind. “God help us all,” Tuff said to herself.
Tuff told ABC News on Tuesday evening that she was with the suspect throughout the ordeal and asked him to put the weapon down. The suspect did and surrendered without further incident. But by then, multiple shots had been fired, according to police.
The suspect, identified Tuesday night as 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, apparently slipped into the school behind someone who had access to the building, police said. Hill was taken into custody at the school. Hill was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said. Source: AJC