VIDEO: Pastor Tackles Gunman During Sunday Service
Nashville pastor Ezekiel Ndikumana did a lot more than just deliver a sermon on Sunday. Ndikumana was leading the congregation in prayer when a man walked to the front and pointed a gun at the congregation. Ndikumana immediately tackled the man to the ground, and managed to grab the gun away with the help of other parishioners. The gunman, 26-year-old Dezire Baganda, was arrested and is facing more than a dozen counts of aggravated assault. Pastor Ndikumana told reporters “I would say that God used me”.
Update: Police charged the man with 15 counts of felony aggravated assault.
WATCH — NORTH NASHVILLE -- “man walks up to the altar with a gun at Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church, waves it around, points it at congregation… pastor Ezekiel Ndikumana prays, heroically tackles him and he’s disarmed without a shot fired…” https://t.co/4grV1jC0p7 pic.twitter.com/i2TESKE9Cl— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) November 8, 2021