Exclusive: Security guard that stopped Mount Vernon club shooting speaks out

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, February 4, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, New York (WABC) -- The security guard who stopped a shooting at a nightclub on Christmas Day is speaking out for the first time, exclusively to Eyewitness News. He did not want to be identified.

Police say 39-year-old Errol Hillary open fired on a crowd at "The Mansion" in Mount Vernon.

One of the security guards tackled Hillary and held him until police arrived.

He described the moment he stepped into action.

I was actually standing right in front of him when he started shooting," the security guard said, "I said, 'You know what, I got to jump on him.' So I jumped on him, you know to try to stop him from shooting anyone else."

The shooting killed the club's owner O'Neal Bandoo.

Eyewitness News spoke to his mother at an anti-gun violence event near the scene.

She said Bandoo's death has been hardest on his six children.