Oscar Stewart of Rancho Bernardo, was the one who screamed at the suspect, 19-year-old John Earnest, and ran him out. Nick Oza (ozan), Arizona Republic
When Jonathan Morales and Oscar Stewart heard the gunshots, they ran toward them.
Stewart, 51, was in the back of the room when the shots rang out, he told reporters. The veteran said his military training kicked in.
“I ran to fire. That’s what I did. I didn’t plan it. I didn’t think about it. It’s just what I did,” he said.
Stewart said he started yelling expletives at the gunmen, who stopped shooting when he heard Stewart’s voice.
“Get down!” and “I’m going to kill you,” Stewart said he yelled.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the suspected gunman fled the synagogue to a nearby vehicle. Stewart was in close pursuit.
“Stewart caught up to the vehicle as the suspect was about to drive away,” the department said in a statement.