Shooting Video Reveals Judge's Heroism

John Roll died saving Giffords aide's life
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2011 1:39 AM CST
Updated Jan 19, 2011 7:39 AM CST
Ronald Barber's daughters announce their father was discharged from the hospital last week so he could attend the funeral of US District Judge John Roll.   (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Carlos Chavez)
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(Newser) – Judge John Roll pushed another man to the ground and shielded that man's body with his own, apparently saving one life while losing his own, reveals a heartbreaking video of the Tucson attack that is being publicly described for the first time. "It’s very clear to me the judge was thinking of his fellow human more than himself,” said an investigator who has viewed footage taken by a store security camera. Roll was killed in the attack, but the man he shielded, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' employee Ronald Barber, survived two bullet wounds, reports the New York Times.

Suspected gunman Jared Lee Loughner "was very deliberate, very calculated" as he approached Giffords, firing at her face from a distance of no more than 3 feet before turning his gun on other victims at a similar distance, said the investigator.

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