Navy Veteran Who Heroically Tackled Kansas City Parade Shooting Suspect Says Shooter Was “Missing His Jaw”

Tony Janssens
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New information on the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade continues to become available, and we are learning more about the events that led to the heroic tackling of one of the shooting suspects.

One of the brave parade goers that sprang into action in the face of danger was Navy veteran and lifelong Chiefs fan Tony Janssens.

He spoke to Fox News Digital about the role he played in the apprehension of one of the shooters, and the gruesome injury that the alleged shooter was suffering from.

Janssens first spoke on how his military training instincts kicked in when shots were first fired in the area:

“It didn’t sound like fireworks to me. And then I heard another couple of rounds go off, and then that’s when I dropped to the ground again.

I looked over to my right where the shots were coming from, and I see a guy lying on the ground with a couple of bullet holes at his side, and he’s already kind of lying down — I kind of understand the severity of the situation.”

The Navy veteran was horrified that people in the crowd were trying to record the life-threatening situation on their phones rather than running away. Janssens kept yelling at people to run, and then he started running himself.

Once he got a move on, he bumped into a group of suspicious younger individuals, and noticed that one of them was critically injured:

“He’s basically missing his jaw, and he’s freaking out. He doesn’t know what to do. And then his buddies are kind of scrambling.

They’re all like, don’t know if they should keep running or help his buddy, since he’s bleeding now. I ran into him, so I kind of backed away for a second.

I’m, like, backpedaling. I’m looking at him, trying to understand what’s going on. I didn’t know if he was a victim, or I didn’t know if he was part of the shooting.”

Soon after that, the veteran was able to gather that the group of young men were likely involved with the shooting itself. Janssens noticed that a bag was exchanged between the suspects, and that one of them was wearing a heavy coat on a day that didn’t necessarily call for it.

He decided to alert police and authorities of his suspicions, and lead those he had alerted to where he thought the suspects had stopped. That’s when things escalated:

“So as we’re walking up to him, I’m leading. I’m leading him to the guys. They notice that we’re walking up to him, and they start backpedaling a little bit.

He looks like he’s kind of concealing something in his jacket. I’m jumping barricades, we’re running down the street, and I’m trying to clear people out the way. I’m yelling as I’m chasing after him, ‘Get this guy! Get this guy!’

Luckily, these four other guys heard me. And they turn around and said they could hear me yelling to tackle this guy. And I saw him, and luckily they just stepped up and helped tackle him.”

Thanks to the military instincts that kicked in for the navy veteran, as well as good samaritans who were willing to help, at least one of the suspects (suffering from the noticeable face wound) was apprehended.

You can hear more from the veteran that helped capture the Kansas City Chiefs parade shooters in the video at

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