A yoga student who is being hailed as a hero for fighting back against the gunman who killed two people at a Midtown yoga studio.
Joshua Quick spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sunday and said he grabbed Scott Paul Beierle’s gun after it jammed, and hit him.
“The gun stopped firing,” Quick said. “I don’t know if it jammed or what. So I used that opportunity to hit him over the head with it.”
The gunman pistol-whipped Quick, bloodying his face. But Quick recovered and tried to stop Beierle again.
The gunman ― identified by police as 40-year-old Scott Beierle ― reportedly entered Hot Yoga Tallahassee at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Several people were shot and two women — Nancy Van Vessel, a 61-year-old doctor and faculty member at Florida State University, and Maura Binkley, a 21-year-old FSU student — were killed.
Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said at a press conference on Friday night that people at the yoga studio had “fought back and tried not only to save themselves but other people.”