Congressmen at baseball shooting credit 'heroic behavior' Capitol Hill police

Justin Greene
June 17, 2017

Hodgkinson, severely wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, whom the agents were protecting.

The three Capitol Police officers who immediately returned fire when a gunman attacked a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, are being called heroes.

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, paid a visit Wednesday to one of the Capitol Police officers wounded in Wednesday's attack on a congressional baseball practice.

"I spoke with special agent Bailey and special agent Griner this morning".

Special Agent Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle and is in good condition, Capitol Police.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by this senseless act of violence", said Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson.

"I want to commend Special Agents Crystal Griner, David Bailey and Henry Cabrera for their heroic and appropriate response in protecting the Members and others", said Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, began to fire on the.

"These folks are heroes", said Rep. "Responsible for the protection of Members of Congress, Officers of Congress, and their families as expanded by statute to the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia".

"After the first shot, then there was a rapid succession of shots, five or 10 shots", said Paul, who was in a right field batting cage when shots first rang out. "What a great job they did", Trump said. After an exchange of gunfire with police, the shooter died.

Griner and Bailey are part of Scalise's security detail.

Griner is not on social media, but one of her friends applauded her efforts and says that her quick thinking and move to action is no surprise.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's vehicle when the man asked them about the political affiliation. Rank-and-file do not typically travel with Capitol Police or other security.

Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican who witnessed the shooting and whose legislative aide was shot, said he and his family will be "forever grateful" that the officers prevented what could have easily been 25 deaths or more.

Fleischmann had been on the field with his back to the shooter when the rampage began, and dove into the dugout, huddling in place until the shots stopped.

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