'Brave' usher intervenes in church shooting

BREAKING: Six churchgoers shot at chapel as cops rush to scene

A 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after he opened fire at a church in Tennessee, killing one woman and injuring six others. Police said they later recovered another pistol and a rifle from the suspect's vehicle. His next court appearance is Wednesday.

The FBI said on Sunday night it has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting.

On social media, the church has posted inclusive messages and photographs showing a congregation that reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood, which is majority white, but also includes sizable black, Hispanic, and foreign-born populations.

The gunman entered Burnette Chapel Church of Christ and shot three men and three women, Don Aaron, a police spokesman, said. But they had not seen him in a while and did not immediately recognize him because the gunman was masked.

Aaron says Smith was shot as she left the church, and the suspect then proceeded inside.

Police identified the attacker as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, who had at one point attended the church.

Samson "pulled into the church parking lot in a blue SUV".

Engle eventually ran out to his vehicle to retrieve his own pistol, which he used to hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived, officials said.

The gunman was discharged hours later from Vanderbilt University Hospital but remained in police custody.

About 50 people were still inside the sanctuary during the shooting.

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"Our church is senior people". Two other victims were taken to Skyline Medical Center. Aaron didn't immediately release the suspect's name or condition.

A photo of Robert Caleb Engle, an usher at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, is inset in an image capture of an animation of a deadly shooting at the church on September 24, 2017. He reportedly pistol-whipped an usher, 22-year old Robert Engle, before accidentally shooting himself. During the struggle, Samson shot himself, but he survived the wound.

"That's like him. He's just someone who cares about a lot of people", Rheta Engle said. Engel who was bleeding from his head due to the attack, then ran outside to his vehicle to get his gun and held the shooter at gunpoint until the police arrived at the scene.

"You don't know how long you have her or anyone, because when I said bye to her this morning, I didn't know that was the last time", Breanna Smith told NBC News. "He was a hero today".

"He's the hero", Police Chief Steve Anderson said.

Engle, in a statement from the hospital where he was treated, said he didn't want to be labeled as a hero.

Joe Love, 67, who lives across the street from the church, said he initially thought the sounds were a auto crash. I would have never, ever thought something like this would have happened.

The post thanked the community for its support and asked for continued prayers. "They are hurting as well", Engle said.

Doug Ramey, 45, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, said he met with Engle, the usher, at TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he was being treated for injuries including a separated shoulder. "If you are unable to attend, please join us in spirit".

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