Officer Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo have been identified as the 2 Nashville Police officers who took out suspected Covenant shooter, Audrey Elizabeth Hale.
According to Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake, Officer Rex Englebert and Officer Michael Collazo fired at Audrey Elizabeth Hale “and fatally wounded her,” bringing an end to a shooting that left six victims, including three children, dead.
Officer Rex Englebert is a four-year MNPD veteran and Officer Michael Collazo is a nine-year MNPD veteran.
According to the police chief, Hale fired at the officers who were arriving at the scene from windows on the second floor before they swept the building and found her in a common room.
“The first call to 911 about shots being fired in the building came in at 10:13 a.m. Officers rushed to the campus, made entry, and began clearing the building. Shots were heard coming from the second level. It was on the second floor, in a common area, that a team of officers encountered Hale shooting (she had been firing through a window at arriving police cars). Two members of an officer team fired on Hale and fatally wounded her,” Chief Drake said.
The responding officers were on the scene and neutralized the shooter within 15 minutes of the initial shots being fired by Hale.
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