Mark Dallas: Good Guy with a Gun Who Stopped Alleged School Shooter

In this undated photo provided by City of Dixon, police officer Mark Dallas poses for a photo in front of Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill. Dallas, a school resource officer at the northern Illinois high school, was hailed as a hero Wednesday, May 16, 2018, for shooting and arresting …
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The good guy with a gun who shot an alleged shooter at Illinois’ Dixon High School has been identified as Mark Dallas.

Dallas is a school resource officer.

Breitbart News reported that an alleged gunman was spotted on Dixon High School campus around 8 a.m. on Wednesday. WRAL reported that the alleged gunman was confronted by an armed resource officer, and Dixon city manager Danny Langloss said the alleged gunman fired at the officer. The officer responded in kind, striking the alleged gunman.

ABC7 reports that Dallas was the resource officer and the alleged gunman was “19-year-old Matt Milby,” a former student. Dallas was not harmed in the exchange of gunfire, but Milby received non-life-threatening injuries.

Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell Jr. praised Dallas, saying, “I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation. While shots were ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head on.”

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) also lauded Dallas:

The alleged gunman’s mom indicated that “her son was ostracized at school and left to finish his credits outside of class.” She said, “I know that he’s been very sad for a long time. Well, my kid is laying up at the hospital shot. Thank god they didn’t kill him, that’s a blessing. Thank god he didn’t kill anyone else.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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