Watch: Moment Transgender Gunwoman Neutralized By Police

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 - 03:15 PM

(Update: 1115ET): Nashville PD has released another clip from bodycam footage, this time of officers neutralizing female-to-male transgender shooter Audrey Hale, who killed three children and three adults at a Christian school. (Shots fired at 2:00)

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(Update: 23:42ET): Moving swiftly as they investigate Monday's mass shooting by female-to-male transgender Audrey Hale that killed three children and three adults at a Christian school, Metro Nashville Police have posted video of Hale shooting her way into the building and then methodically stalking around within it. 

At an earlier press conference, police said the 28-year-old, who'd reportedly attended the school herself, had left behind a "manifesto" and maps which noted security camera locations, doorways and other details.

"We have a manifesto," said Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake. "We have some writings that we're going over that pertain to this date, the actual incident. We have a map drawn out of how all this was gonna take place."

As for motive, Drake said, "There's right now a theory that we may be able to talk about later, but it's not confirmed." Drake appeared to hint that the shooter's transgender identity factored into her motive. 

Drake said Hale considered targeting multiple locations. However -- significantly at a time of intense debate over proposals for armed school security and/or armed teachers and staff -- Hale opted out of the other potential target because it was too well-protected:

"It was the only school that was targeted. There was another location that was mentioned, but because of a threat assessment by the suspect of too much security, they decided not to,said Drake.

Hale, who had no prior criminal record, arrived in a Honda Fit with a "Thrasher" logo sticker associated with a skateboarding magazine, and selected a parking space in the lot rather than simply driving up to the doors.  

Hale then overcame the school's locked doors by shooting her way in...

Video shows the glass doors shattering under gunfire before Hale -- dressed in sneakers, camo-pattern pants, a white t-shirt, a black tactical vest and and a red baseball-style hat worn backwards -- proceeds to roam throughout the building, opening various doors as fire alarm strobe lights flash. The released video does not show any victims.  

Police say Hale fired upon responding officers from a second-story window. Unlike the infamous Uvalde police, Nashville cops promptly entered, made contact and shot Hale dead in an upstairs lobby -- just 14 minutes after the first 911 call.

Police also released photos of Hale's weapons. They appear to be a Lead Star Arms "Grunt" AR, a KelTec SUB2000 pistol-caliber carbine, and a 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ pistol. The EZ version features a slide that's promoted as being easier for women and others with lesser hand strength to manipulate -- an ironic choice for a would-be man

The weapons were adorned with stickers. Most of them are cartoonish designs, but one appears to have the word "HELLFIRE" written with black marker on red tape. Police said at least two of the firearms were purchased legally and locally. 

Later searching Hale's residence, police found two shotguns, one of which a source described as "sawed-off." Meanwhile, President Biden, true to form, baselessly declared the shooter was armed with "two AK-47s":  

In an utter disregard for leftist sensitivities, Nashville PD's tweets refer to Hale using "she" and "her." However -- as this is written -- even NBC News is using female pronouns in its principal article on the incident -- almost as if to strip Hale of her trans identity, either as punishment for her murder spree or to shield the trans movement from the stain of her monstrous crime.    

Police identified the six fatalities as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61.

Hale was an illustrator and graphic designer who'd also worked for a grocery deliver company. “She just always was a kind of quiet girl but was very serious about her work,” Steve LaSuer, an instructor at Nashville's Nossi College of Art and Design -- which Hale attended -- told the New York Times. "It's blown me away." 

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(Update: 1730ET): The shooter has been identified as female-to-male transgender individual Audrey Hale, according to Nashville PD.

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A 28-year-old woman carried out a mass shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday, resulting in the deaths of at least three children and three staff members. The Tennessean reported that police killed the female shooter.

Don Aaron, a spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Police Department, said the female shooter entered The Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard with two rifles and a handgun.

"The police department response was swift.

"Officers entered the first story of the school and begin clearing it. They heard shots coming from the second level; they immediately went to the gunfire," Aaron said.

The Tennessean said a five-member police team shot the woman around 1030 ET in the second-floor lobby of the school. 

Authorities report that the shooter was a former student who resided in the Nashville metro area.