Leo Johnson, victim of Family Research Council shooting, honored
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray presented the mayor's medal of honor to a man wounded in a shooting at the Family Research Council building in Washington.
Gray presented the medal Monday to Leo Johnson, who was wounded during the shooting in August. Johnson is the facilities manager for the FRC and was working security when the shooting happened.
Escorted by a proud family members, Johnson came to the Wilson Building Monday to accept an award. Was he frightened confronting that gunman who shot him?
"No it wasn't frightening it was just a situation where I had to react and that's what I did,” he says. “There wasn't any fear involved in it."
His mother Virginia Johnson said she was very proud of her son. As was his 102 grandmother Virginia Mills.
"He's a wonderful grandson,” she said. “Beautiful. Try to help people. He's beautiful, never give me no trouble."
Though he was shot in the arm, Johnson was able to help restrain the shooter.
The FRC president Tony Perkins also praised Johnson.
"No question when you look at all the facts that Leo's courageous actions on August 15th saved a lot of lives," Perkins said.
Floyd Lee Corkins II is accused of opening fire inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group. Authorities say Corkins told the Johnson that he didn't like the group's policies before shooting him.
"The ceremony was very nice, very moving and especially to have my family there an coworkers," Johnson said.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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