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A TV reporter called Justin Kollar reacted in “disbelief” when authorities in Indiana referred to the armed individual who shot and killed an active shooter inside a mall as a “Good Samaritan.”

The shooter who was launching an attack inside the Greenwood Park Mal was stopped by 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken, who was carrying a pistol.


The police chief said “many more people” would have died but for Dicken’s actions. Prior to identifying Dicken publicly, law enforcement referred to him as a “Good Samaritan.”

And Kollar reacted with this on Twitter:

“The term, ‘Good Samaritan’ came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man who was injured and ignored. I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone *killing* someone…my God.”

The journalist tried to clarify.

“Let me be clear, my thoughts are not meant to discredit the heroic, life-saving action an individual took in stopping the shooter. While I’m no biblical scholar, I believe the Christ coined term, GS, misses the mark in this context, especially after Christ’s action in Luke 22:49.”

Reaction was predictable:

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