A Coder Wrested a Pistol From the Gunman’s Hands, Preventing Greater Tragedy

Brandon Tsay, 26, is being credited with preventing further violence by subduing the gunman before he could kill more people.

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Arunsoksabai
Arunsoksabai
397 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Bless you Brandon. Who knows how many others would have been hurt and killed if you were not right there at that right time?

Cool_Teaching_6662
Cool_Teaching_6662
349 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Incredible. Hopefully the cities of Alhambra and Monterey Park will honor Brandon.

maxmapper
maxmapper
286 · 9 days ago · Reddit

In a professional context he would be called a software engineer. But "computer coder" makes him sound more like an unlikely hero?

lilmixedbunny85
lilmixedbunny85
225 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Mr. Tsay struggled with the gunman and eventually disarmed him, saving countless lives and averting another tragedy. It was an act that officials roundly praised as heroic. Mr. Tran was found dead Sunday afternoon of a self-inflicted gunshot in a van about 30 miles away, according to law enforcement officials.

DUBrayton
DUBrayton
141 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Why does his identity get distilled down to his job? I hate this world sometimes.

jeajello
jeajello
61 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Hope Brandon will be ok in the future, such a fucked up traumatic situation but he did the right thing and saved lives. God bless him!

keeping_the_piece
keeping_the_piece
59 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Proving once again that regular civilians have stopped more mass shooters than police ever have.

peterkeats
peterkeats
34 · 9 days ago · Reddit

What I tend to learn is that a gunman is just as likely to be overtaken by an unarmed person as an armed person.

I don’t like how pro-gun people envision a world of Wild West shootouts in every situation there is a shooter.

I’m not saying a gun in a trained person’s hand wouldn’t have helped. I’m saying it wasn’t absolutely necessary. It would have just been another factor, neither making apprehension more or less likely in an of itself.

Balls of steel was the main factor. Always has been.

DJTJ666
DJTJ666
29 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Big ups to the guy. Wish coders and old folks at ballrooms didn’t have to worry about getting shot. Normal country

litlegoblinjr
litlegoblinjr
27 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Brandon is a hero! I hope he is deservedly recognized

VaguelyArtistic
VaguelyArtistic
22 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I guarantee this guy never heard about a crime and then came to this sub bragging how if he were there they'd beat the shit out of them. Some people talk, other do.

MaroonTrojan
MaroonTrojan
15 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Bad guy with gun stopped by good guy with hands

ludicrouspeed
ludicrouspeed
9 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I don't say this often but this guy is a true definition of a hero. I saw the interview with him and it was moving. He didn't try to act fake humble but just honestly described his fear and moment-to-moment thoughts.