Moment Chiefs Fan Tackled Suspected Shooter At Super Bowl Parade [VIDEO]

Moment Chiefs Fan Tackled Suspected Shooter At Super Bowl Parade [VIDEO]

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By Favour Adegoke on February 14, 2024 at 9:22 PM EST
Updated on February 14, 2024 at 9:25 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs fan who tackled one of the alleged shooters after the tragic mass shooting at the team's Super Bowl victory parade has spoken out.

The man, identified as Paul Contreras, revealed he didn't think about it and only reacted when he saw the alleged shooter running through the crowd.

According to a statement from the Kansas City Police chief, two armed suspects are in custody. At the moment, over 2o people have been confirmed injured, with one person dead.

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Man Speaks Out After Tackling Suspected Shooter At Kansas City Chiefs Parade

Chiefs fan Paul Contreras has spoken out after heroically tackling one of the suspected shooters at the tragic mass shooting to the ground.

During a conversation with KETV news, Contreras spoke about the intensity of the moment and how he wasn't thinking about it and only acted on impulse.

He said, "One guy was hollering and saying, 'stop him, catch him, tackle him,' whatever, and he's just bent on running. And out of nowhere, I hear that guy hollering, so I'm just like, 'Okay, well, I'm right here.'"

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Contreras continued, "I didn't think about it. I really just... reaction. I didn't hesitate; it was just, 'Just do it.' So I went to go tackle him, and another gentleman did the same thing, and as I was tackling him, I saw his weapon either fall out of his hand or his sleeve 'cause he was wearing a long jacket."

He shared that after spotting the weapon, it struck him that they needed to "take this guy down," so he and another individual made sure to hold the alleged shooter in place while calling for the cops.

According to Contreras, it felt like forever before the police came to arrest the alleged shooter, but it actually only took a few seconds.

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Over 20 Victims In The Kansas City Mass Shooting Incident

According to new reports, the number of victims from the unfortunate incident now sits at 22, with several afflicted with life-threatening injuries and one person confirmed dead.

Children have also been reported to be among those injured during the mass shooting.

Kansas City fire chief Ross Grundyson spoke on the issue at a news conference; he stated "that a total of 22 gunshot victims, one of those was a fatality. We had eight with we considered to be immediately life-threatening patients, we had seven life-threatening injuries, and we had six with minor injuries."

Grundyson added that the people with life-threatening injuries have been "transported to hospitals within 10 minutes, so [they] felt the response was certainly adequate and appropriate."

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The KC police chief also spoke out about the sad incident, stating that she was "angry" that people who came to see a parade and support their favorite football team had to experience something so harrowing.

"I'm angry at what happened today. The people who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment," Chief Stacey Graces said.

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Kansas City Chiefs Players Speak Out

NFL's Patrick Mahomes Breaks Silence On His Dad's DUI Arrest

Following the sad incident, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his team member, Drue Tranquill, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their heartbreak over the mass shooting at the parade.

Mahomes wrote, "Praying for Kansas City," along with a prayer hand emoji.

In Tranquill's message, he said, "Please join me in prayer for all the victims of this heinous act. Pray that doctors & first responders would have steady hands & that all would experience full healing."

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Mahomes' wife, Brittany, also talked about the sad incident. She shared a message on her Instagram stories: "Shooting is never the answer. Praying for Kansas City & America in general, this is rough.

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