An Army veteran named Chris Mintz, 30, was attending class at Umpqua Community College when the crazed gunman began shooting at his classmates.
It was at this point, according to his cousin, that Mintz charged at 26 year old Chris Harper-Mercer. It was his his son’s birthday.
“There was no way he was going to stand around and watch something this horrific happen.” said Derek Bourgeois told the Daily Mail.
By the grace of God, Mintz survived. The bullets missed his vital organs. However he did sustain two broken legs and will have to learn to walk again.
Mintz and his son:
Please keep him in your prayers and let us know in the comments why you think this story isn’t getting more attention.
From the Daily Mail:
A heroic student charged at the Oregon college shooter and was shot five times as he tried to save his classmates, his family said.
Army veteran Chris Mintz, 30, was taken to hospital following the massacre at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning.
His cousin Derek Bourgeois told DailyMail.com that Mintz faced Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, who killed at least 10 people at the school in Roseburg.