WATCH: Metro Nashville Police Release Bodycam Footage Of Hero Cops Taking Down Covenant School Shooter

Written by K. Walker on March 28, 2023

Nashville Police were singularly focused and took out the threat within minutes of arriving at the scene.

The Metro-Nashville Police Department released the bodycam footage of the moment officers entered The Covenant Presbyterian School on Monday morning and took down the female active shooter. Audrey Hale, the transgender shooter who identified as a man, had managed to kill 3 students and 3 staff members before police arrived.

ClashDaily reported on the breaking story here:

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Surveillance video was released of Hale driving onto the church property, shooting through the doors of the school and wandering through the halls.

During her rampage, Hale shot and killed 3 students, Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all of whom were 9 years old, a 61-year-old custodian, Mike Hill, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, also 61, and head of the school, Katherine Koonce, 60.

Hale opened fire in The Covenant School, a small, church-run private elementary school on the outskirts of the city, shortly before 10.13am.
She was armed with two rifles and a handgun, and had planned the killing meticulously. By 10.27am, she was dead, having been struck down by Officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo.
The footage shows how the officers strategically checked classrooms looking for the shooter before finding her on a second floor atrium, firing in their direction as part of her suicide-by-cop plan.
She was no match for Officer Englebert, a 27-year-old, four-year veteran of the force who struck her down immediately with four shots from his semi-automatic weapon.
Officer Collazo, a nine-year veteran of the force, approached with a handgun next, firing another four shots while Hale flailed on the ground, before approaching her body and stripping it of weapons.
Source: Daily Mail

Officer Rex Englebert
Officer Michael Collazo

Local Fox affiliate WZTV 17 reports:

In the video, you can hear officers announce that they are with Metro Police. Sirens and gunshots are also heard in the video.
“Stop moving,” one officer said s they approached Hale. “Stop moving. Keep your hand away from the gun.”
Additional footage shows the harrowing moments Hale enters the school by shooting out glass to gain entry.
Source: Fox 17 WZTV Nashville

Show that to the Cowards of Broward and Uvalde, because that is how this is supposed to go down.

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Smith, Jen; and James, Emma. “Moment brave cop takes down Nashville school shooter with precision shots before colleague finishes her off on the ground: Police release six minutes of hellish bodycam footage.” Daily Mail. March 28, 2023.

Keller, Sydney; and Mojica, Adrian. “BODY CAM VIDEO: Moment Nashville Police encounter elementary school mass shooter.” Fox 17 WZTV Nashville. March 28, 2023.

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