Shep Smith is interviewing Patricia Maisch by telephone this minute. Ms. Maisch corrected Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s version of her heroism on the day Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded and Federal Judge John Roll was murdered along with six others. She said she agrees with Dupnik that right wingers are at fault, and then said she blames “extreme right wing reporters” for the violence.
Maisch said when the woman next to her was shot, she had to make a decision – run or drop to the ground. She said she felt her best option was to drop. Then a man knocked shooter Jared Lee Loughner to the ground right beside her. Loughner pulled a semi-automatic magazine out of his pocket. He dropped it. Maisch said they both reached for it and she got it.
While two men held Loughner to the ground, she kneeled on his ankles, then went into the Safeway store and got a roll of paper towels to use as a compress for a wounded man.
Dupnik said in interviews the past two days that Patricia Maisch ran toward the shooter and grabbed the magazine from Loughner.
Right at the end of the interview is when she said she thought Clarence Dupnik was correct: extreme right wing reporters caused the violence. Shep ignored it. What a delightful sound-bit for the Left.
Update: The three who helped subdue Loughner are named as Patricia Maisch, Roger Sulzgeber and Joseph Zamudio/Zimudi. Maisch and Sulzgeber we waiting in line to to have a photo taken with Congresswoman Giffords, and Zimudi was at a nearby Walgreens store. Maisch told Shep Smith that the the two men, or one of the men got the weapon at the same time she reached out for the magazine. See a list of the dead and injured at The Examiner.