The man who was legally carrying a weapon is identified as Elisjsha Dicken.
WTHR suggests that the suspect was in the mall shortly before five p.m. and then went to the bathroom, where he placed his cellphone in the toilet and prepared his weapons.
He left the bathroom and started firing around 5:56 p.m.
At 5.57 p.m. Dicken began shooting at the attacker, which caused the attacker to try to escape to the bathroom, however the suspect never made it. Instead, he fell to the floor.
Dicken was able to fire ten shots toward the suspect, causing the attacker a number of times. The attacker was killed.
WTHR reports that “[Dicken] was carrying under the new ‘Constitutional Carry' law and did not have a permit.”
25 states have constitutional carry. These states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
WTHR states that Dicken didn't have any formal military or police firearms instruction. Instead, “he learned to shoot from his grandfather.”