Moment brave cop takes down Nashville school shooter with precision shots before colleague finishes her off on the floor: Cops release six minutes of hellish bodycam footage
- The footage show cops trying to find Hale after rushing to the Covenant School
- She was on the second floor, and engaged in a gunfight in a desperate bid to die
- Hale was immediately struck down, but had already murdered six people
Nashville Police have this morning released bodycam footage from yesterday’s school shooting which left six people dead, including three nine-year-old children.
The disturbing footage shows the heroic police officers who took the shooter down, Audrey Hale, down.
Hale was standing in front of a large window on a second floor atrium of The Covenant School by the time police entered the building.
Audrey Hale is shown after being gunned down by police on the second floor of The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday
Hale was firing her weapon at the officers when they arrived on the second floor. They immediately took her out
The bodycam footage shows how the officers quickly but frantically checked classrooms looking for the shooter
Above, Officer Rex Engelbert arrives on the second floor, where Hale is standing in front of a window
After shooting her dead, the officers approached Hale. Her weapons are clearly shown, along with what appears to be an armored vest
Hale was born female but had recently begun using he/him pronouns and the name ‘Aiden’
She was determined to die, firing at the cops who stormed the school.
She was immediately taken down by one of the officers who responded.
The officers are seen going classroom to classroom looking for Hale, who gained entry by shooting through the glass panes of the front door.
By the time police arrived, Hale had shot three students and three teachers.
The transgender shooter – who was born female but often went by ‘Aiden’ and used ‘he/him’ pronouns – harbored a ‘resentment’ about having to attend the school as a child herself.
She shot and killed head teacher Katherine Koonce in the hallway in an ‘assassination’ style killing, in addition to shooting church custodian Mike Hill and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak.
The officers are shown arriving at the school shortly before 10.25am yesterday morning
The cops went classroom to classroom trying to find the shooter when they first arrived at the scene
Five officers responded immediately. They shot and killed Hale within 14 minutes of the first 911 call
Hale also murdered three nine-year-old students; Hallie Scraggs, William Kinney and Evelyn Dieckhaus.
It’s unclear whether she targeted those children or their class.
Before driving to the school, she messaged a friend on Instagram telling them: ‘I’m planning to die today. THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!
‘You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die.
‘This is my last goodbye. I love you. ‘See you again in another life.’
Before traveling to the school, the killer sent a haunting final message to Averianna Patton on Instagram
Patton immediately called the cops to report the messages but it was already too late. By the time she called, Audrey had begun shooting children at the small, church school