Surveillance video has surfaced as it shows the moments when the heroic efforts of a dance hall worker, Brandon Tsay, 26, who disarmed the Monterey Park killer in the nearby city of Alhambra about 20 minutes after his massacre at another dance studio.
According to USA TODAY, “the death toll has risen to 11 in the attack Saturday night at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio. About 20 minutes later, the killer strode into the Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio in nearby Alhambra, armed with a magazine-fed, semiautomatic assault pistol.”
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Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moment a man disarms the suspected gunman who allegedly killed multiple people moments earlier at a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, Calif. Brandon Tsay is seen on video struggling with and taking the weapon from the man, who came to a second Lunar New Year event in Alhambra.
“I’m going to die. This is it. This is the end for me,” Tsay recalled thinking when he first saw the gunman. “But then something happened. Something came over me.”
“I threatened him that I would shoot,” Tsay told CNN. “I thought I would have to kill him. That I would have to shoot a person.”
But the shooter walked out the door. He was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the next day in Torrance, California.
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We all want answers to questions that we may never have answers to,” Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese said. “That’s kind of the enigma of this.''
The victims names have been identified and released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office:
The victims ranged in age from 57 to 76. They were six women and five men.
My Nhan, 65
Lilian Li, 63
Xiujuan Yu, 57
Muoi Ung, 67
Hong Jian, 62
Yu Kao, 72
Chia Yau, 76
Valentino Alvero, 68
Wen Yu, 64
Ming Ma, 72
Diana Tom, 70